'You Spread a Lot of Fake News': Trump, CNN's Acosta Battle Over Charlottesville
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta interrupted President Trump's latest signing ceremony to question him about violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Trump was formalizing trade actions against China to "safeguard our copyrights... and other intellectual property."
As Trump stood up to leave, Acosta could be heard calling a question to him:
"Mr. President, could you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?" he said.
"They have been condemned," Trump responded.
Trump did not immediately name the hate groups, but criticized "all sides" of the violence.
Today blasted KKK and white nationalist elements for their actions.
Acosta then asked for a press conference on the issue.
"That doesn't bother me at all," Trump said of getting questioned about the violent white nationalists' clash with Antifa protesters at the former Lee Park (now Emancipation Park) in Charlottesville, Va.
"But, you know I like real news, not fake news. You're fake news," Trump said, and walked out.
"Haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself sir?" Acosta shouted after him.