Trump attacks CNN, NBC and British paper in news conference

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President Donald Trump attacked NBC News and CNN reporters Friday in the United Kingdom during a rare press conference with American and British reporters.

CNN is fake news.

At one moment in the press conference on Friday, CNN's Jim Acosta attempted to ask Trump a question. "Go ahead. CNN's fake news", Trump said.

So amusing! 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).

Trump then called on Fox News correspondent John Roberts and called Fox "real news". Roberts proceeded to ask Trump about USA and Russian Federation relations.

Acosta shouted a question in Trump's direction as he walked away from the podium with his British counterpart. He suggested that a trade deal between the US and United Kingdom could be at stake. You know if Fox News is defending these news outlets, then Trump really has gone too far with criticizing the free press. Acosta can be heard asking during the question-and-answer portion of the presser. It hasn't happened to any appreciable degree. Acosta several times asked if he could pose a question, but Trump instead called on Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts.

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He noted he used to work at CNN.

In a statement provided to The Washington Post, Roberts said Trump's attack on the media was "unfair". Massive protests are greeting President Trump during his two-day trip to Britain-including a 20-foot-long giant blimp depicting Trump as an angry orange baby wearing a diaper and clutching a cellphone, ready to tweet. After Kristen Welker asked him whether he was giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the "upper hand", given Trump's criticisms of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, he said, "You see, that is such dishonest reporting".

Trump claimed that he didn't criticize May in his interview with The Sun, and he even called the report "fake news". Welker was cut off when she tried to reply.

"Saying a news organization isn't real doesn't change the facts and won't stop us from doing our jobs", the association said.

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

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