CNN reporter Jim Acosta went toe-to-toe with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday over the network’s recent bombshell allegations that Trump had been presented with evidence that Russian officials had compiled damning personal information about him.
Trump, in his first press conference in six months, was at first dismissive of the report, but then he attacked CNN for publishing it. (He also called BuzzFeed “a failing pile of garbage” for publishing the dossier that contained the allegations, which have not been substantiated). The network’s Jim Acosta then demanded that he be allowed to ask Trump a question. Trump decided the most dignified and presidential thing he could do in that moment would be to start shouting. “YOU’RE FAKE NEWS,” he bellowed.
Yeah, it’s wild.
Here’s to four more years of this sort of witty repartee!