Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence

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White House correspondent Jim Acosta interrupted President Trump's latest signing ceremony to question him about violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Pres. Trump on why he did not denounce hate groups in initial comments on Charlottesville attack: "They have been condemned". "They have been condemned".

Acosta asked him about why they're not having a press conference and pressed Trump on whether they can ask him some more questions. As he was leaving, Acosta shouted a question at Trump about Charlottesville, wondering when he was going to hold a press conference on the tragedy.

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"I like real news, not fake news, and you are fake news", Trump, unexpectedly, said as he was walking out of the room.

President Donald Trump called CNN reporter Jim Acosta "fake news" during a heated back-and-forth at the White House on Monday. "We did not. That's fake news", Acosta said.

Trump spoke before the press again Monday afternoon to address China's intellectual property laws. "He did not respond", Acosta wrote after Trump's earlier statement.

Trump did not immediately name the hate groups, but criticized "all sides" of the violence. But he did not take questions from reporters. "It has no place in America".



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