Aug 14, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump again clashes with CNN's Jim Acosta over "fake news"

During this afternoon's press conference, President Trump avoided answering questions about his response to the violence in Charlottesville. When CNN's Jim Acosta asked why the president didn't initially condemn hate groups, Trump responded, "they have been condemned."

Acosta then pressed Trump on why he wasn't taking more questions. Trump pointed at Acosta and said, "I like real news, not fake news. You're fake news," before leaving the room. Acosta shouted after him: "Haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?"

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