CNN’s Acosta Interrupts Another Presser, Trump Proceeds to Call on ‘Real Network’ Fox News

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Posted: Jul 13, 2018 11:10 AM
CNN’s Acosta Interrupts Another Presser, Trump Proceeds to Call on ‘Real Network’ Fox News

President Trump held a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May Friday morning from Chequers Court and didn't leave the lectern before a confrontation with CNN's Jim Acosta. 

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. 

"Mr. President since you attacked CNN can I ask you a question? Since you attacked CNN?" Acosta asked.

"No. No. John Roberts go ahead. CNN is fake news. I don't take questions from CNN," Trump said. "CNN is fake news, I don't take questions from CNN. John Roberts from Fox, lets go to a real network." 

Acosta responded by saying CNN is a real network too.

During his opening remarks, President Trump stressed that the relationship with the UK is better than ever and backed Prime Minister May's handling of Brexit.

"The relationship between our two nations is indispensable to our cause of liberty, justice, and peace," Trump said.

After the press conference, President Trump traveled to Windsor Castle and met with Queen Elizabeth II. 

The President's trip to the UK comes after the annual NATO meeting in Brussels, where he demanded allies pay their fair share of the defense burden.