Reporter Says Trump Press Secretary Threatened He'd Be Throw Out If He Were to Do That Again
After CNN broke a story Tuesday night that Russian intelligence claimed to have compromising information onÂ Donald Trump, and that that information was shared with both President Barack Obama and the president-elect, the soon-to-be Commander in Chief lashed out at a CNN reporter and refused to take his questions.
CNN's Senior White House Correspondent tried to askÂ Donald Trump a question during Trump's first press conference in nearly six months, and was rebuffed by Trump in a wild exchange:
"Your organization's terrible," Trump told Acosta. "Quiet, quiet," Trump chastised. "She's asking a questionÂ â€“ don't be rude," he said, repeatedly, on-air.
"You are fake news," Trump told the stalwart and undeterred reporter.
Acosta concluded by saying, "Mr. President-elect, that's not appropriate."
He also posted this follow-up:
Fortunately ABC's Cecilia Vega asked my question about whether any Trump associates contacted Russians. Trump said no.â€” Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 11, 2017
And Huffington Post's Michael Calderone posted this follow up: