Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence

Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence

Trump blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for grilling him over Charlottesville violence

Trump said, "It doesn't bother me at all, but, you know, I like real news, not fake news".

"Mr. President, could you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?" he said.

'They've been condemned. They have been condemned, ' a stoic Trump responded.

Trump reminded Acosta he just did hold a press conference, but the reporter noted he and his fellow journalists would appreciate the opportunity to ask a few more questions.

Trump spoke before the press again Monday afternoon to address China's intellectual property laws. Members of his cabinet were still on hand.

After the Charlottesville riots on Saturday, Trump said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides".

'We had a press conference.

Acosta has sparred with Trump and other members of the administration throughout the Trump presidency; Trump once told Acosta he was "very fake news".

President Donald Trump called CNN reporter Jim Acosta "fake news" during a heated back-and-forth at the White House on Monday.

After the exchange, Acosta took to Twitter. We did not. That's fake news.

Trump ignored the question and existed the room.

Trump insisted that the hate groups "have been condemned".

On Monday, Trump cleared the air by offering the following statement, making sure to name names.

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