The president on Friday hauled out a familiar Trumpism - "fake news" - to describe the Sun's write-up of Trump's own words knifing British Prime Minister Theresa May for her handling of Britain's exit from the European Union, known as Brexit. "I didn't criticize the prime minister", Trump falsely claimed. [The Sun] didn't put in what I said about the prime minister. Trump responded by saying, "I don't take questions from CNN", and finished with, "CNN is fake news".
President Donald Trump with British Prime Minister Theresa May during their joint news conference at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, today.
In the same press conference, NBC's Kristen Welker asked Trump about his contentious relationship with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. "When it became clear that the president wasn't going to entertain a question from him, I proceeded with my question, as did my fellow colleagues in the press corps".
During the questioning period with reporters, Acosta shouted at President Trump after he took a dig at the network and asked if he could get a question.
After Trump finished an answer, reporters in the audience raised their hands to ask another question, including Acosta, who interjected to ask a question since Trump criticized CNN.
On Friday, he deployed the term against a surprise target - a British newspaper owned by his ally Rupert Murdoch - along with two US-based networks, CNN and NBC.
Donald Trump 'threatens to pull U.S. out of NATO'
Overall, the USA provides about 22% of this budget based off a formula that accounts for the national income of member states. Trump's comments came in a wide-ranging news conference after a special meeting on defense spending.
The Sun also recorded the interview and inserted audio clips into the article. "Fortunately we tend to record stories now so we have it for your enjoyment if you would like it". "There are some fine journalists who work there and risk their lives to report on stories around the world", Roberts said.
"No. No. John Roberts go ahead".
Trump: "See, that's such dishonest reporting", he said, lambasting both NBC and CNN, which he frequently lumps together.
Because clearly, that's what Acosta would have done if the president blew off Fox News? LOL. "To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as "fake news" is also unfair". Lesson for the kids out there: "no one should ever try to do the right thing with the expectation that it will ever be reciprocated". She's as honest as the day is long. Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said that "asking smart, tough questions, whether in a presidential press conference or interview, is central to the role a free press plays in a healthy republic".
Roberts said, "I know Kristen Welker of NBC". You can watch Trump's comments below.