Trump calls CNN “fake news” after being asked why didn’t criticize Nazis earlier

Donald Trump just flipped out on CNN’s Jim Acosta, who asked Trump at an event why he didn’t criticize the Charlottesville Nazis earlier.

Trump claimed he did condemn them. He didn’t mention that it took 48 hours of blistering criticism for Trump to finally do it.

When Acosta followed up with another question, Trump called him “fake news.”

Look at that face:

Acosta’s response? “Mr. President, haven’t you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?”

Trump turned away and left.

Here’s a clip:

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6 Responses to “Trump calls CNN “fake news” after being asked why didn’t criticize Nazis earlier”

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  2. Dover Bill says:

    The %president would also have you believe that this is also ‘fake news’ as it obviously didn’t happen.

  3. Houndentenor says:

    And here we have yet another moment that will lead reasonable people to assume that this is the end for Trump, and yet it won’t be. There will be some handwriting from the non-crazy right, but his polling numbers will only dip a tiny bit (if that). The people who support Trump like this about him. They can even dismiss today’s comments as something he had to say to stay in power even though he didn’t really mean them. (He didn’t.) And the mainstream will adjust to the new normal. the only good news today was the Texas A&M canceled a similar rally that was going to be held on their campus later this month.

  4. Demosthenes says:

    When Trump says Fake news it means it isn’t.

  5. ComradeRutherford says:

    “Fake News” is a Nazi-era slogan… Even when pretending to denounce the far right Trump can’t help but quote the Nazis.

  6. Jimmy says:

    You can tell Acosta just doesn’t give shit who he pisses off anymore. Good. More reporters should be like that.

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