President Trump denied criticizing British Prime Minister Theresa May when taking questions from the press Friday, despite there being easily accessible audio of his scathing interview with British tabloid The Sun. "I didn't criticize the prime minister", he said at a joint news conference with May, a few hours after the Sun splashed the story across its front page. [The Sun] didn't put in what I said about the prime minister. I don't take questions from CNN, ' Trump lectured.
British reporters also caught heat from the United States leader, with Trump chastising The Sun for cutting out all the praise he had heaped on May from a sensationalist interview published Thursday.
Trump interrupted CNN's Jim Acosta as he attempted to ask a question during a press conference with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.
Later in the press conference, Trump slammed reporter Kristen Welker after a question about Russian Federation.
"In today's press conference, I paused while my colleague from CNN went back and forth with President Trump over a question". I don't take questions from CNN", and then called on "John Roberts of Fox. "No, No, CNN is fake news".
Before he had the chance to release his so-called "audio" recordings, however, The Sun released the recordings of the interview themselves. They have fine journalists there who risk their lives to cover the news around the world. She's as honest as the day is long.
"You have spent the week taking on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, criticizing Prime Minister May on her own soil, and I wonder are you giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the upper hand heading into your talks, given that you are challenging these alliances that he seeks to break up and destroy?" "Of course, it happens to be NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN".More news: Trap tests positive for West Nile virus
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"No, no", Trump responded, calling the network "fake news".
Because clearly, that's what Acosta would have done if the president blew off Fox News? LOL.
"Lesson for the kids out there: no one should ever try to do the right thing with the expectation it will ever be reciprocated", Tapper wrote.
"No. No. John Roberts go ahead". Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said that "asking smart, tough questions, whether in a presidential press conference or interview, is central to the role a free press plays in a healthy republic".
In a statement, the Sun said it stood by its reporting.
Roberts said, "I know Kristen Welker of NBC".
"I like you better without the hat", Trump said.