Your organization is terrible,” said Trump, when CNN’s senior White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, tried to ask a question. Trump repeatedly criticized CNN and BuzzFeed throughout his press conference at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday, calling BuzzFeed a “leftwing blog” and a “failing pile of garbage” for publishing the unverified report. CNN later said that its decision to publish “carefully sourced reporting” on unverified intelligence documents concerning Donald Trump was “vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos”. Then CNN gave Trump millions in free publicity thanks to its round-the-clock coverage of his presidential campaign. In Wednesday’s press conference, Trump also slammed intelligence agencies for supposedly leaking the report to news agencies.
Source: The Guardian January 11, 2017 18:41 UTC