President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since winning the November election on Wednesday at Trump Tower, and boy it did not disappoint. Trump bemoaned the lack of honest reporters in today's culture, particularly after a new report from BuzzFeed that suggested Russia had incriminating information on him. The piece was uncorroborated. It was rumored CNN also published the report, but Jake Tapper pushed back at that claim after the press conference.
Trump took out his frustration on the media in the room.
BuzzFeed, Trump said matter-of-factly at the presser, is "a failing pile of garbage," while also criticizing CNN.
Trump shutting down CNN reporter trying to ask a question: "Don’t be rude... you are fake news" pic.twitter.com/O4z3pPYdXp— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 11, 2017
"Since you're attacking us are you going to allow us a question?" CNN reporter Jim Acosta shouted.
“I’m not going to give you a question," he said. "You are fake news.”
The audience awarded Trump with applause.
Tapper said he can understand why Trump would be frustrated with the shoddy reporting of BuzzFeed, but lamented how he treated his coworker.