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CNN reporter Jim Acosta goes toe to toe with Donald Trump

CNN reporter Jim Acosta goes toe to toe with Donald TrumpDuring President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, 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. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”

As those on stage by Trump clapped, Acosta retorted, “Now, Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate!”

Watch the clip above.

UPDATE 1:50 PM ET: CNN released a statement shortly after the Trump press conference highlighting that its reporting was “vastly different” than Buzzfeed’s decision to publish the dossier and the “Trump team knows this.”

UPDATE 2:05 PM ET: Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith reacted to CNN’s statement, saying that he wasn’t going to “divide media against each other.”

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