On a rampage, Trump calls CNN and BuzzFeed “fake news”
Earlier in the conference, Trump had addressed libelous allegations of misconduct.
“It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen,” Trump said. “It was gotten by opponents of ours. It was a group of opponents that got together. Sick people and they got together and put that crap together.”
He said he would never be involved in hotel room shenanigans because he’s aware of “cameras in the strangest places.”
“You can’t see them and you won’t know,” he said. “You better be careful or you will be watching yourself on nightly television.”
Trump’s press event began with administration officials venting their feelings about the mainstream media’s wide attention to running slanderous, unsubstantiated fables as “news stories.”
Vice President-elect Mike Pence called it “false and unsubstantiated” reporting that “can only be attributed to media bias and an attempt to demean the president-elect and our incoming administration.”
Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer slammed BuzzFeed and CNN both for what he described as a “sad and pathetic” attempt to get clicks on their websites. He also warned Acosta that if he were to be rude in a press conference again, that he would be kicked out.
As author and media analyst Mark Dice, commented, “You [CNN] are not a news organization, you are a counterfeit news organization, the clown news network, the contrived news network.”