Trump blasts CNN and NBC, praises Fox News for Russia coverage
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE on Friday mocked CNN and NBC while praising Fox News over their news coverage of the geopolitical standoff between the U.S. and Russia.

Trump said CNN and NBC "don't have a clue," while Fox News "totally gets it."

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Moscow on Friday announced that it will not take reciprocal measures and expel U.S. diplomats from Russia, one day after the United States announced sanctions and punitive measures for Russian interference in the election. Russians are believed to have hacked political groups, including the Democratic National Committee.

The president-elect voiced admiration of the Russian President Vladimir Putin in an earlier tweet, complimenting the Russian leader on his reserved response to President Obama's actions.
 
"Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!" Trump tweeted.
Several minutes after Trump's tweet, the Russian Embassy in the U.S. retweeted the praise on its official account.