CNN’s Jim Acosta ridiculed President Trump on Thursday for essentially holding a “fake news conference” by pursuing easy questions at his latest press event.
As CNN New Day addressed Trump’s conference from Poland, they noted how the president slid around questions about Russia as he attacked the “fake news” media once again. Chris Cuomo asked Acosta for his take on the presser, and whether he was surprised that Trump chose to invoke “petty political plays” on the world stage.
Acosta grumbled about how Trump sought questions from David Martosko, a “friendly” Daily Mail reporter who gave the president an easy set-up to go after CNN.
“For the president to go off on CNN as fake news, to me, made this spectacle feel like a ‘fake news conference,'” said Acosta. “This was not an attempt by the president to seek out a question from somebody who was going to challenge him on the issues.”
Acosta went on to say that it was “unfortunate” how conservative news media were being “used” by Trump to attack his enemies among the press. Acosta also pushed back on Trump blaming Russian election interference on Barack Obama when the president doesn’t plan to challenge Vladimir Putin about the subject in their upcoming meeting.
Watch above, via CNN.
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