Fox’s Shepard Smith Criticizes Trump for ‘Belittling’ CNN
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith criticized President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday after he got into a heated argument with a CNN reporter.
Fox News' Shephard Smith comes to CNN's defense. pic.twitter.com/yIF9e7CNYX
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The Hill reports:
Trump refused to take a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta during a Wednesday news conference, berating him and accusing his network of reporting “fake news.” The confrontation came after CNN reported that intelligence officials briefed Trump about Russia having compromising information on him — a report Trump denied.
“President-elect Trump today told CNN’s Jim Acosta the his organization amounts to fake news. CNN’s exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property,” Smith said during his closing monologue.
“Though we at Fox News cannot confirm CNN’s report, it is our observation that its correspondents followed journalistic standards and that neither they nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling and delegitimizing by the president-elect of the United States,” Smith added.
During the press conference, Trump continuously refused to let Acosta ask him a question.
“You’re attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta asked.
“Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news,” Trump responded, before taking a question from a Breitbart News reporter.
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