He’s not messing around.
According to The Daily Wire, President Donald Trump slammed a CNN reporter during a press conference on Sunday after the reporter asked Trump about a remark while leaving out the full context of his remarks.
“I would also like to ask you about some comments you made on Friday,” CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond said. “You were talking about governors of different states and you said I want them to be appreciative. You also said if they don’t treat you right, I don’t call.”
“I didn’t say that,” Trump fired back. “Excuse me, ready? Take a look at what I said. I want them to be appreciative of me, okay, and then you cut it off because it is fake news [reporter interrupts] please, let me just finish. … Your statement and your response in your answer is a lie because here’s the story, are you ready? I said I want you to be appreciative of me, and then you go on — and then I go on, you cut it off.”
“You are not appreciating these incredible people, from private enterprise that are delivering things in numbers that nobody’s ever seen,” Trump told the reporter. “That’s why people aren’t watching CNN very much anymore. That’s why they don’t like it. That’s why your ratings are no good because you even after knowing the truth for days now, you bring up the old lie. Read the rest of your question, the rest of your statement, you didn’t put in. You have to put that in. And it said in there FEMA. It said in there Army Corps of Engineers because when they disrespect me, they’re disrespecting our government. And you know what? I don’t mind if I’m disrespected, but they can’t disrespect the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA.”
“That’s why CNN is not trusted anymore,” Trump continued. They are not trusted. They are fake news. Remember that.”
“We are not fake news!” the reporter responded.
“Yes, you are,” Trump fired back.
President Trump calls out CNN for taking his comments about being appreciative out of context.
“That is why CNN is not trusted anymore. They are Fake News.” pic.twitter.com/H1ioK5FVb7
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 29, 2020
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