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Trump Slams BuzzFeed As "Failing Pile Of Garbage", Tells CNN "You Are Fake News"

Zero Hedge Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Trump Slams BuzzFeed As Failing Pile Of Garbage, Tells CNN You Are Fake NewsIn an epic (mutual) trolling between president-elect Trump on one hand and BuzzFeed and CNN, on the other, the two media organizations which issued yesterday's unsubstantiated report about Russia having compromising information on the president-elect, Trump first addressed the question of why he referred to Nazi Germany, saying it is "disgraceful" that intelligence communities would allow the release of any information. "That's something Nazi Germany would have done and did do," he says.

He then unleashed on Buzzfeed which alone published the 35-page memo behind the Russian allegations, saying "*Buzzfeed which is a failing pile of garbage... will suffer the consequences*" 



Trump slams BuzzFeed, calling it a "failing pile of garbage," for publishing Russia-Trump intel report https://t.co/gVp2PQ1ucI pic.twitter.com/eRVtVsfF2D

— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 11, 2017



And then, in an even more stunning episode, Trump slammed CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.

With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”

“Not you,” Trump said. “*Your organization is terrible!”*

Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.” 

* “I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “Don't be rude. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”* Trump responded, before calling on a reporter from Breitbart.



Stunning moment: Trump spars with @cnn's @Acosta as he tries to ask a question pic.twitter.com/KQI423cgvY

— Mashable News (@MashableNews) January 11, 2017



A snubbed Jim Acosta then tweeted the following: "Fortunately ABC's Cecilia Vega asked my question about whether any Trump associates contacted Russians. Trump said no."



Fortunately ABC's Cecilia Vega asked my question about whether any Trump associates contacted Russians. Trump said no.

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 11, 2017




Trump also had some "kind words" for the BBC:

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These exchanges followed an initial statement by Trump spokesman Sean Spicer who said that "for all the talk lately about 'fake news,' this political witch hunt by some in the media...is frankly shameful & disgraceful.... Highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog... to drop highly salacious and flat out false information on the Internet."

Following this, we expect the war between Trump and the media in general, or at least CNN in particular, to reach biblical proportions.

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CNN chose to withhold unverified documents published by Buzzfeed — but Trump still slammed CNN as "fake news."

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