Tom DeLay: I Approve of Trump Blowing Off CNN

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"No, no. CNN is fake news".

When it became clear that the president wasn't going to entertain a question from him, I proceeded with my question, as did my fellow colleagues in the press corps.

She emphasized that Trump was 'challenging these alliances that [Putin] seeks to break up and destroy'. It called Trump's hour-long joint news conference with May "surreal" and said he "referred repeatedly yet obliquely to "a suggestion" he had given Mrs".

We have left North Atlantic Treaty Organisation with more money, with more unity, with more spirit than North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has probably ever had, ' he declared. He also said that his administration has been "far tougher on Russian Federation than anybody". Do we wish that Trump was not the victor in that election!' I don't take questions from CNN", and then called on "John Roberts of Fox.

Roberts also said it was similarly wrong for Trump to call Kristen Welker of NBC News dishonest.

Roberts thanked Trump and posed a question, which caused CNN's Jake Tapper to chastize Roberts in a tweet for not defending Acosta. The president called out one of my colleagues Kristen Welker of NBC as dishonest and said that NBC New was dishonest.

Fox News carried the news conference live, but its account afterward only briefly touched on the fake-news comment.

"Let's go to a real network", the president said.

As Roberts sat up in his chair, Acosta got the last word.

On Friday, he deployed the term against a surprise target - a British newspaper owned by his ally Rupert Murdoch - along with two US-based networks, CNN and NBC.

The spat, and Trump's attacks on a trio of outlets, drew a response from White House Correspondents Association head Margaret Talev.

"I used to work at CNN". "He also called out CNN as not a real network: "'fake news, '" Roberts said.

Trump was questioned today about critical statements he had made about May in an interview this week with The Sun, where he said she hadn't taken his advice about Brexit negotiations and he praised her political rival.

Acosta: "A question from CNN..."

Trump told the newspaper that May had failed to take his advice for managing her country's divorce from the European Union and said her approach "will probably kill" the prospects for a USA -U.K. trade deal.

Trump looked back over his shoulder and gave Acosta the shortest sound bite in presidential history. "I didn't criticize the prime minister", Trump falsely claimed.

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