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‘They’re Pretty Good Right Now, Actually’: Acosta Hits Back As Trump Openly Insults CNN’s Ratings

It’s no secret that the relationship between Donald Trump and Jim Acosta is contentious. Trump once engaged CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent in a yelling match during a press conference, refusing to allow him to ask a question and, at one point, hissing, “You are fake news!”

Today, through what was a very shocking and wide-ranging press conference, Trump kept assuring Acosta he would eventually get to ask a question. When the president finally called on the veteran journalist, Acosta jokingly assured him that neither he nor CNN “hates” him.

Trump responded by insulting CNN.

“Your ratings aren’t as good as some of the other people that are waiting,” he said.

“They’re pretty good right now, actually, Mr. President,” Acosta responded.

Watch above.

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