Speaking just now at his ongoing press conference, President-elect Donald Trump slammed BuzzFeed, one of two fake news outlet that propagated the now notorious lies about his ties to Russia, as a “failing piece of garbage”:
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 11, 2017
Trump calls BuzzFeed "a failing piece of garbage."
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 11, 2017
Trump also said BuzzFeed is "a failing piece of garbage." Now BuzzFeed is asking a question and Trump is refusing to respond.
— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) January 11, 2017
He also reportedly refused to take a question from a CNN reporter and referred to the network as “fake news.”
Cue Mediaite for the full story:
During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.
With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”
“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”
Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.”
“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”