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    Donald Trump Blasts CNN and BuzzFeed at His First Press Conference as President-Elect

    However, BuzzFeed wasn’t the only publication that Trump publicly dragged. When CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta tried to ask a question, Trump immediately rejected the reporter and attacked the news organization he worked for.

    “Not you,” the 70-year-old said, speaking over Acosta. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”

    CNN later released a statement in response to Trump’s “fake news” claims, reading:

    “CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using BuzzFeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations. We are fully confident in our reporting. It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week. We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations. Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.”

    Prior to the conference, Trump likened to the current situation to Nazi Germany. He tweeted early Wednesday:

    When asked to expand on the controversial tweet at the press conference, Trump explained that publishing an unverified report is “something that Nazi Germany did and would do.”

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