Donald Trump slams CNN for ignoring his ‘takedown’ of Jim Acosta

Donald Trump slams CNN for ignoring his ‘takedown’ of Jim Acosta

  15 Jul 2018

In a surprise, President Trump admitted Saturday that he watched CNN.

But, no surprise, the experience left him disappointed.

“So funny! I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the first time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy),” the president tweeted. “They didn’t! But they did say I already lost in my meeting with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. Fake News.”

At a press conference in England on Friday, Mr. Trump called on a Fox News reporter but rebuffed CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was also trying to ask the president a question.

CNN’s fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN,” Mr. Trump said, again calling on the Fox reporter. “Let’s go to a real network.”

“Well, we’re a real network too, sir,” Mr. Acosta called out.

On Saturday, Mr. Acosta disputed the president’s characterization of their encounter at the press conference.

“Takedown? I don’t think so,” Mr. Acosta tweeted at the president. “Perhaps we should even the playing field next time and you can take my question. (You’re right about one thing.. I am a nice guy).”

The president chided the network and its president, Jeff Zucker, for bias.

“Remember, it was Little Jeff Z and his people, who are told exactly what to say, who said I could not win the election in that “there was no way to 270” (over & over again) in the Electoral College. I got 306!” Mr. Trump tweeted. “They were sooooo wrong in their election coverage. Still hurting!”

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