CNN’s Acosta: Trump held ‘fake news conference’ in Poland

CNN’s Acosta: Trump held ‘fake news conference’ in Poland
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CNN’s Jim Acosta on Thursday accused President Trump of holding a "fake news conference" by calling on a friendly reporter, pushing back at Trump's attacks on CNN as "fake news."

Trump on Thursday held a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, during which he took two questions — one of which was from the Daily Mail’s David Martosko, who acknowledged talking to the Trump administration about taking a job with them.

“Trump finally held a news conference overseas. But he took a question from a friendly reporter and then attacked CNN as ‘fake news,’ ” Acosta said in a tweet.


“Isn't it a ‘fake news conference’ to take a question from a reporter who is essentially an ally of the White House?”

“One of the questions came from a reporter who acknowledged he had just talked to WH about a job last month,” he added, with a link to a story in The Hill about Martosko backing out of talks with the White House to join Trump's communications team.

Trump criticized CNN as "fake news" in the press conference after being asked about it by Martosko.

"They've been covering me in a very dishonest way. ... What CNN, and others, NBC is equally is bad, despite the fact that I made them a fortune with 'The Apprentice,' but they forgot that," he said.

Also in the Poland press conference, Trump downplayed Russia’s possible interference in the U.S. presidential election, saying “nobody really knows for sure” if Russia interfered in the election despite the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that it did.