Ouch: Trump Calls CNN Reporter Fake News In Front Of The Whole World, Rips Network

The journalistic world learned an important, albeit short, lesson on Saturday when a reporter tried to peddle a false narrative at a G-7 summit press conference.

The reporter was called on by Trump and should have simply asked about the current status or health of the United States foreign relations. He could have more specifically asked if Trump felt any strain or tension between the U.S. and its allies. He didn’t do either of those and instead ran with the story that Trump was frustrated with U.S. allies and they were frustrated with him.

Here’s what he said:

“As you were heading into these G-7 talks, there was a sense that America’s closest allies were frustrated with you and angry with you and that you were angry with them and that you were leaving here early to go meet with friendlier talks with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore,” the reporter said. “I was wondering, do you view it the same way and do you view the U.S. alliance system shifting under your presidency?”

Before answering the question, Trump instead asked him what news agency he was there representing, “Who are you with, out of curiosity?”

You guessed it, CNN.

“I figured,” Trump responded, before ripping into the network. “Fake news CNN, the worst. I could tell by the question, I had no idea you were with CNN. After the question, I was curious who you were with – you’re with CNN.”


Trump then corrected the reporter’s details, saying he has a great relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“I would say it’s a ten. We have a great relationship. Angela, and Emmanuel, and Justin – I would say the relationship is a ten.”

The U.S. President then said he does not blame these leaders, but the Obama administration and others were responsible for allowing bad trade deals.

“I do not blame them, as I have said, I blame our past leaders for allowing this to happen. There was no reason for this to happen. There’s no reason we should have trade deficits with virtually every country in the world – going long beyond the G-7. There’s no reason for this. It is the fault of the people who preceded me. And, I’m not just saying President Obama, you could go back 50 years – a long way. Frankly, it just got worse and worse and worse.”

The relationship between the U.S. and these other countries are fine, the president said; however, the trade agreements are not. He said these other countries will be forced to change the agreements or they would not do business with the U.S.

“We are going to fix that situation,” Trump added. “And if it’s not fixed we are not going to deal with these countries. But the relationship that I have had is great. So, you can tell that to your fake friends at CNN… On a scale of zero to ten, I would rate it a ten. That does not mean I agree with what they are doing – and they know very well that I don’t – so we are negotiating very hard.”

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