Trump Attacks CNN, NBC in Joint Press Conference With British Prime Minister

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DeLay's remarks come after Trump twice refused to take a question from CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta during a joint press conference Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May held at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, England, on Friday.

Trump claimed that he didn't criticize May in his interview with The Sun, and he even called the report "fake news". "It didn't put in what I said about the prime minister and I said tremendous things".

Trump then appeared to contradict himself by saying "fortunately we tend to record stories now, so we have it for your enjoyment", adding "it's called fake news", although it isn't clear how an audio recording of his interview could be fake news.

Trump said his aides had their own recording of the interview and suggested the tape would prove him right.

During one awkward moment in the news conference, Trump called attention to Reuters reporter Jeff Mason's hat.

Matt Dornic, vice president of communications and digital partnerships at CNN, took aim at Roberts's question and his subsequent statement defending his actions.

After Trump finished an answer, reporters in the audience raised their hands to ask another question, including Acosta, who interjected to ask a question since Trump criticized CNN.

"Saying a news organization isn't real doesn't change the facts and won't stop us from doing our jobs", Talev said.

President Trump thought he was in friendly territory when he decided Thursday to give an exclusive interview to Britain's Sun newspaper, a racy, pro-Trump tabloid owned by friend-of-Trump Rupert Murdoch. They have fine journalists there who risk their lives to cover the news around the world.

"No, no", Trump responded, calling the network "fake news".

"John Roberts from Fox", he continued.

Roberts then began putting his question to the president through the microphone provided to him as the reporter granted a question by the president. "Of course it happens to be NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN", he said. "We stand by our reporting and the quotes we used - including those where the President was positive about the Prime Minister, in both the paper and in our audio - and we're delighted that the President essentially retracted his original charge against the paper later in the press conference".

"See, that's such dishonest reporting", Trump fired back.

Roberts said, "I know Kristen Welker of NBC".