Donald Trump’s News Session Starts War With and Within Media


“No, I’m not going to give you a question. Mr. Trump’s stonewalling of CNN — a routine target of the president-elect and his supporters — stemmed from a report by the network that intelligence officials had briefed President Obama and Mr. Trump on a document alleging ties between the Russian government and Mr. Trump’s campaign. Mr. Trump and his aides did not distinguish between the two outlets and derided the “irresponsible decision of a few news organizations to run with a false and unsubstantiated report,” as Vice President-elect Mike Pence said. Afterward, Mr. Acosta appeared on the air to discuss his run-in with Mr. Trump. “At the beginning of that news conference, Donald Trump indicated that he was not going to call on me or call on CNN,’’ Mr. Acosta said.


Source:   New York Times
January 11, 2017 22:33 UTC






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