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Trump snubs CNN, slams NBC during Theresa May presser

Trump snubs CNN, slams NBC during Theresa May presser

President Donald Trump called CNN "fake news" and slammed NBC during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Maybe I'll go first because I didn't criticize the Prime Minister, I have a lot of respect for the Prime Minister and unfortunately there was a story that was done which was generally fine but it didn't put in what I said about the Prime Minister and I said tremendous things", he said. Trump responded by saying, "I don't take questions from CNN", and finished with, "CNN is fake news".

Trump said his aides had their own recording of the interview and suggested the tape would prove him right.

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During one awkward moment in the news conference, Trump called attention to Reuters reporter Jeff Mason's hat. "Of course that's coming from NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN", he said, adding that her question was "dishonest reporting".

Among other things, Trump said that CNN is "fake news" and that he doesn't take questions from the network after Acosta asked him a question.

"Since you attacked CNN can I ask you a question?".

"Well, we're a real network, too, Mr. President", Acosta replied.

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The leaders faced sharp questions at a news conference following their talks, which came between a reportedly contentious meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives and Trump's upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Before he had the chance to release his so-called "audio" recordings, however, The Sun released the recordings of the interview themselves.

Roberts said in a statement that the reason he asked a question was that "it became clear that the president wasn't going to entertain a question from [Acosta]".

Roberts issued a statement through Fox News defending Welker saying, "She is honest as the day is long".

"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", she said.

"The president called out one of my colleagues, Kristen Welker of NBC News, as dishonest, he said NBC News was dishonest", he said.

"You see, that is such dishonest reporting".