President Donald Trump declined to take a question from CNN during his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday and publicly rebuked the network as “fake news” before moving on to take a question from Fox.
The moment began when CNN’s Jim Acosta asked if he could ask a question despite not having been called on.
“Since you attacked CNN, can I ask you a question?” Acosta said.
“No, No, CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN,” said Trump.
“John Roberts from Fox,” he continued. “Let’s go to a real network.”
Acosta attempted to respond by saying CNN was also a real network but was quickly cut off by Roberts, who declined to defend his media colleague and instead moved on to his own question.
The moment was typical for Acosta, who has shouted questions at Trump in various settings where the president either ignores him or publicly refuses to answer.
Acosta’s voice could be heard off camera in Singapore hurling inquiries to Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. He dinged Sarah Sanders for not calling on his network during press briefings with sufficient regularity. Then there was this moment shouting to persistently at a presidential event last month that he was shushed by several other guests.
You can watch that moment — courtesy of Politico — below:
“Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,” CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump’s speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
– POLITICO (@politico) June 29, 2018