White House correspondent Jim Acosta interrupted President Trump's latest signing ceremony to question him about violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Trump claimed he did condemn them.
Having already said earlier in the day that Trump's presidency went "off the rails," Acosta showed up on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon seemed to echo much of what host Don Lemon said earlier today when the anchor stated that the president's "true colors are coming out." .
"The president was trying to have it both ways during this news conference", Acosta said. "Not fake news. You're fake news", Trump said, pointing at Acosta.
After Trump signed a memorandum on China's laws and practices relating to intellectual property, Trump did not take questions from reporters.
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".
"Can we ask you some more questions then?" "We just had a press conference".
A United States reporter has thrown Donald Trump's well-worn accusation that the media spread "fake news" back in his face in a combative exchange at the White House. He didn't mention that it took 48 hours of blistering criticism for Trump to finally do it.
On Monday, Trump held a short press briefing, where he read a prepared statement about Charlottesville after discussing the economy.
Acosta's response? "Mr. President, haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?"