Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Wednesday criticized President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDefining Trumpism: Making sense of the Trump’s first 100 days Top commander in Pacific: US needs to strengthen missile defense Planned Parenthood Action Fund launches GOTV effort in Montana special election MORE for his shouting match with a CNN reporter.
Trump refused to take a question from CNN's Jim Acosta during a Wednesday news conference, berating him and accusing his network of reporting "fake news." The confrontation came after CNN reported that intelligence officials briefed Trump about Russia having compromising information on him — a report Trump denied.
"President-elect Trump today told CNN's Jim Acosta the his organization amounts to fake news. CNN's exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property," Smith said during his closing monologue.
During the press conference, Trump continuously refused to let Acosta ask him a question.
"You're attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta asked.
"Don't be rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. You are fake news," Trump responded, before taking a question from a Breitbart News reporter.