Trump calls Buzzfeed ‘a failing pile of garbage’ and refuses to call on CNN ‘fake news reporter’ for publishing dirty dossier at press conference
Donald Trump went after Buzzfeed and CNN on Wednesday during his first press conference since being elected to office
‘Buzzfeed is a failing pile of garbage and they’re going to suffer the consequences,’ said Trump
He then criticized CNN, at which point Senior White House Corespondent Jim Acosta began shouting in a effort to ask Trump a question
‘I’m not going to give you a question, you are fake news,’ Trump told Acosta
CNN anchor Jim Taper later said Buzzfeed’s decision to publish the entire 35-page dossier largely unverified was ‘irresponsible journalism that hurts us all’
He also stood by CNN’s original claim that the two-page synopsis they reported on was seen by president Obama and Trump
By CHRIS SPARGO
11 January 2017
Donald Trump unleashed on the two media outlets that first published a dossier on Tuesday that claimed, among other things, that he was being blackmailed by the Russian government after they obtained video of him committing a sex act with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.
In his first press conference since being elected, Trump firmly stated that the contents of the dossier were false, before going after CNN who had shared parts of the controversial report and then Buzzfeed, who published it in its entirety.
‘Buzzfeed is a failing pile of garbage and they’re going to suffer the consequences,’ said Trump.
He made that statement after pointing out what he claims is one of the more glaring errors in the dossier, which claimed his lawyer Michael Cohen had been in Prague in late August or early September to meet with Kremlin officials.