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New York - WATCH: Trump Refuses To Take Question From CNN Reporter

Published on: January 11, 2017 12:45 PM
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President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. The news conference was his first as President-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. The news conference was his first as President-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York - President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at a reporter from CNN, refusing to take a question from him and calling his news organization and Buzzfeed “fake news.”

CNN reporter Jim Acosta pushed back at Wednesday’s news conference, demanding an opportunity to ask a question.

“I am not going to give you a question, you are fake news,” Trump said.

A U.S. official says top intelligence officials last week told Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him. The story was first reported by CNN Tuesday. Buzzfeed later published a summary of those allegations.

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The summary of the allegations was separate from a classified assessment of Russia’s suspected attempts to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump told Acosta, “Your organization is terrible, I’m not going to give you a question.”

Acosta responded, “Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate.”

The news conference opened with his spokesman, Sean Spicer, slamming a “political witch hunt” following reports published that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump.

Trump angrily denounced the publishing and attacked U.S. intelligence agencies over the leak of the information.

“I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out there,” Trump told a news conference. He called the dossier that makes salacious claims about him “fake news” and “phony stuff.”

“I think it’s a disgrace ... That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done,” the Republican said days ahead of his inauguration.


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1

 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Wow!!

I thought I loved him, now its ten times more!!

Thats a leader who doesnt cave in to low live cowards!!!

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:05 PM puppydogs Says:

To all the Clinton News Network supporters that will complain, please remember that Obama threw FOX News off Air Force One.

What comes around goes around!!!

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Bravo for Trump; he should have had Acosta thrown out, by the Secret Service, as Acosta repeatedly kept shouting out, in an effort to disrupt the proceedings.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:07 PM BH_Baby Says:

CNN is fake news.

Especially after CNN hired Cory, former Trump camp manager, as a commentator even though Cory was still on Trump campaign payroll.

The dossier contains unproven information about close coordination between Trump’s inner circle and Russians.

The REAL FACTS are that there was close coordination between Trump's inner close circle and CNN.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:19 PM Sam23 Says:

Finally a republican that bits back. The fake news media just got ther clock cleaned by a true master @ their own game.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 01:45 PM BLONDI Says:

Hurray. finally a guy that isnt scared of bad publicity. I love the way he tweets his way through. dont need the press. he is his own press release agency.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 02:08 PM Anonymous Says:

CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN are all, fake which true Tass and Saudi news

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 03:02 PM Anonymous Says:

So the soon to be Liar-in-Chief threw a tantrum again.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 03:44 PM No more obama Says:

Clinton news network is fake news.
Tell Wolf to still see if he can find more votes for hiLAIRy!

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 04:21 PM qazxc Says:

He could have taught Nixon a thing or two about suppressing the press when they were investigating Watergate.

I wonder which ammendment he'll attack next.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 07:16 PM enlightened-yid Says:

This is frightening. The man is destroying the fabric of our free country in front of our eyes. Dictators use same populist tactics to silence, dismiss and create enemy in the free press. This wealthy pig will cause so much damage to our nation that we'll turn into another Turkey, Venezuela, Russia etc.. where people have no trust in leaders, no trust in free press, no trust in government.
Bush would never do anything like this. Nixon didn't do anything like this. Trump the unhinged, short fuse will call everything fake news that's an obstacle to him.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 07:30 PM puppydogs Says:

The press and especially CNN needs to show proper Kovid and respect to the president elect.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 07:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Never heard of this no named reporter from CNN. But now that he had his 15 minutes of fame he needs to move on.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 07:46 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #2  
puppydogs Says:

To all the Clinton News Network supporters that will complain, please remember that Obama threw FOX News off Air Force One.

What comes around goes around!!!

No, it 'aint going around', Mr. Trump, as president has the upper hand, wait and see !!!

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 07:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

So the soon to be Liar-in-Chief threw a tantrum again.

show some respect, fool !

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 07:49 PM liepa Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

So the soon to be Liar-in-Chief threw a tantrum again.

I like this guy more and more. Glad he won !!!

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 10:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Bravo for Trump; he should have had Acosta thrown out, by the Secret Service, as Acosta repeatedly kept shouting out, in an effort to disrupt the proceedings.

Bravo for Trump? He himself called this Nazi Germany. Deportations? Walls. Hashem Yerachem.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 08:59 PM Esther Says:

Reply to #10  
qazxc Says:

He could have taught Nixon a thing or two about suppressing the press when they were investigating Watergate.

I wonder which ammendment he'll attack next.

This isn't suppressing news and you know it. It's Trump's right not to engage with a reporter,who happens to work for a dishonest,agenda drive organization,if he so chooses.

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 11:22 PM qazxc Says:

Reply to #12  
puppydogs Says:

The press and especially CNN needs to show proper Kovid and respect to the president elect.

Were you so makpid on the kavod of President Obama?

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 Jan 11, 2017 at 11:36 PM WakeUp2 Says:

Reply to #11  
enlightened-yid Says:

This is frightening. The man is destroying the fabric of our free country in front of our eyes. Dictators use same populist tactics to silence, dismiss and create enemy in the free press. This wealthy pig will cause so much damage to our nation that we'll turn into another Turkey, Venezuela, Russia etc.. where people have no trust in leaders, no trust in free press, no trust in government.
Bush would never do anything like this. Nixon didn't do anything like this. Trump the unhinged, short fuse will call everything fake news that's an obstacle to him.

I hope Trump the unhinged, short fuse, deports you from this great country, you shameful enlightened Arab.

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