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Acosta Shouts Question After Getting Shut Down At Press Conference – Trump Answers With One Word

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

President Donald Trump called CNN “fake news” when the network’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta tried to ask a question during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May Friday.

Trump told Acosta that he preferred taking a question from a “real” news network. “No, John Roberts, go ahead,” Trump repeated. “CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN. CNN is fake news.” Acosta countered that CNN is also a “real network.” (RELATED: Trump: ‘I Don’t Take Questions’ From ‘Fake News’ CNN)

Acosta did get his chance, however. As Trump was walking away from the podium after the conclusion of the press conference, Acosta shouted a question, as he is known to do.

“Mr. President, will you tell Putin to stay out of U.S. elections?” Acosta asked.

Trump turned his head toward him and replied, “Yes.”

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“Thank you,” said Acosta.

Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.