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Trump: CNN in 'total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS'

Trump: CNN in 'total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS'
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE tweeted "CNN is in a total meltdown" on Thursday, characterizing the cable news network as "fake news."

CNN was one of two media outlets — along with BuzzFeed — that Trump slammed repeatedly during his Wednesday press conference. On Tuesday, CNN reported that Trump had been briefed on a private intelligence dossier claiming that Russian intelligence services had compromising material on him, while BuzzFeed published the dossier and its uncorroborated findings. 

Trump's press conferences attacks on CNN led to White House senior correspondent Jim Acosta demanding he be allowed ask Trump a question after the president-elect referred to the network as "fake news."

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"Your organization is terrible," Trump told Acosta when he tried to ask a question.

"You're attacking us. Can you give us a question?” Acosta replied.

"Don't be rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. You are fake news," Trump responded before moving on to another question.

CNN has since defended its reporting, stating in repeated segments on the network since the Wednesday press conference that it was standing by its story.