‘Fake news CNN, the worst’: Trump lashes out at CNN reporter

‘Fake news CNN, the worst’: Trump lashes out at CNN reporter

President Trump on Saturday slammed CNN after a reporter said that “there was a sense that America’s closest allies were frustrated” with him over trade tariffs and asked if he was leaving the G-7 summit early for “friendlier talks with [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un” in Singapore.

In response, Trump asked the reporter which network he worked for and remarked, “I figured. Fake news CNN. The worst.”

Dismissing the reporter’s assertion at the G-7 summit, Trump stated, “I would say that the level of relationship is a 10. We have a great relationship.”

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G-7 Summit in Quebec, Canada

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G-7 Summit in Quebec, Canada

QUEBEC, CANADA – JUNE 08: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT – ‘THIERRY QUENETTE / HANDOUT’ – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) (L-R) The President of the European Council Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a family photo during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada 08 June 2018. (Photo by Handout / Thierry Quenette/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

QUEBEC, CANADA – JUNE 08: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT – ‘ERIC BOLTE / HANDOUT’ – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) greets Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada 08 June 2018. (Photo by Handout / Eric Bolte/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not shown) during the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pose during a family photo at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canada?s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with France’s President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton watches as President Donald Trump meets with France’s President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump sits side by side with France’s President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

QUEBEC, CANADA – JUNE 08: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT – ‘ERIC BOLTE / HANDOUT’ – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) (L-R) British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk for the family portrait during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada 08 June 2018. (Photo by Handout / Eric Bolte/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

QUEBEC, CANADA – JUNE 08: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT – ‘ERIC BOLTE / HANDOUT’ – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) (L-R) The President of the European Council Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a family photo during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada 08 June 2018. (Photo by Handout / Eric Bolte/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)




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In another recent attack on the network, Trump tweeted on June 2, while referring to recent data that showed Fox News as having better ratings than CNN, “Real @FoxNews is doing great, Fake News CNN is dead!” 

During his presidency, Trump has repeatedly slammed the mainstream media outlets.

“The Fake Mainstream Media has, from the time I announced I was running for President, run the most highly sophisticated & dishonest Disinformation Campaign in the history of politics. No matter how well WE do, they find fault. But the forgotten men & women WON, I’m President!” Trump wrote in May.

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