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.”
“Thank you,” said Acosta.
Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.