President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since winning the November election on Wednesday at Trump Tower. Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter during his press conference, berating the network for “fake news.”
“Your organization is terrible,” Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta when he tried to ask a question.
“You’re attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta replied.
“Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news,” Trump responded, before calling on a reporter from Breitbart.
Trump was furious after BuzzFeed published an unverified and salacious The 35-page document — made up of a collection of memos filled with explosive claims about the billionaire’s relationship to Russia — has reportedly been circulating among journalists and officials for at least a few weeks.
Included in the report was the accusation that Trump has “personal obsessions and sexual perversion,” including for graphic sex acts.
“It is disgraceful” that the US intelligence agencies allowed the two-page report that was “false and fake and never happened” to be made public, Trump said of the report published by BuzzFeed, which he called a “failing pile of garbage.” as reported by The Hill.
Trump said, “I think it’s a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. As far as BuzzFeed—which is a failing pile of garbage—writing it, I think they’re going to suffer the consequences. They already are. And as far as CNN going out of their way to build it up.”
“FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday night.