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GOP Congressman Wants CNN to Fire Reporter for Spat With Donald Trump

Meanwhile, president-elect’s press secretary expects an apology from Jim Acosta

Texas Republican Congressman Randy Weber thinks CNN should fire reporter Jim Acosta after he repeatedly interrupted President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference on Wednesday.

Trump had scolded CNN during Wednesday’s press conference, because he doesn’t like the way the network handled coverage of a controversial Russia dossier that was eventually published by BuzzFeed. Acosta attempted to ask a question, but Trump refused to call on him and called CNN “fake news.”

Incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Acosta owes Trump an apology on Twitter after the reporter mentioned that Spicer threatened to remove him if he continues to interrupt the president-elect.

CNN released a statement on Wednesday responding to Trump’s allegation that CNN is “fake news” during his first press conference as president-elect.

“CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos,” the network said. “The Trump team knows this. They are using BuzzFeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations.”