Trump knocks CNN at Black History Month event: ‘I don’t watch fake news’

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President Trump again referred to CNN as “fake news” during a Black History Month event with African-American leaders on Wednesday while complimenting Fox on its coverage.

During the White House event, Trump singled out Paris Dennard, who defended Trump throughout the campaign during CNN debate segments in which he was often outnumbered by other guests.

“Paris has done an amazing job in a very hostile CNN community,” Trump said to laughter in the room. “He was all by himself. It was seven people and Paris, and I’ll take Paris over the seven.”

{mosads}Trump then claimed he doesn’t watch CNN, again referring to it as “fake news.”  

“I don’t watch CNN, so I don’t get to see [Dennard] as much. I don’t like watching fake news. But Fox has treated me very nice, wherever Fox is, thank you.”

At a press conference in New York three weeks ago, Trump called CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta “rude” and blasted the network as “fake news.”

“Your organization is terrible,” Trump told Acosta when he repeatedly attempted 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 calling on another reporter.


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