CNN Anchor Rolls Her Eyes After Trump Calls Acosta ‘Fake News’

• August 14, 2017 3:56 pm


CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin rolled her eyes on Monday after President Donald Trump called CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta "fake news" following a tense exchange.

Trump had just signed a memorandum addressing Chinese intellectual property laws and was about to leave the room when Acosta called out to Trump, asking why he did not condemn white supremacist groups like the Klu Klux Klan and neo-Nazis after the violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

"They've been condemned. They have been condemned," Trump said.

Acosta then asked why the White House wasn't holding a press conference on Monday, as had been originally promised.

"We had a press conference. We just had a press conference," Trump said.

"Can we ask you some more questions then, sir?" Acosta asked.

"It doesn't bother me at all, but, you know, I like real news. Not fake news. You're fake news," Trump said, pointing at Acosta.

Acosta called out again to Trump as he was walking out of the room, "Haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?"

After the Acosta-Trump exchange, Baldwin reiterated what was said and rolled her eyes after she recounted that Trump called Acosta "fake news."

Trump condemned white supremacists and the KKK earlier on Monday morning while delivering remarks at the White House.

"We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty, that bring us together as Americans," Trump said at the White House. "Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

"We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal," Trump added. "We are equal in the eyes of our creator. We are equal under the law, and we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America."

Published under: CNN, Donald Trump, Fake News, Jim Acosta