As Twitchy reported Friday, President Donald Trump refused a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, telling the assembled reporters, “CNN is fake news. I’ll take questions from a real network.” He then called on John Roberts from Fox News.

The incident had at least one journalist saying that Trump was “giving authoritarian leaders around the world” a green light to put reporters in jail.

Nobody went to jail, and on Saturday morning, Trump tweeted about the exchange, even admitting in parentheses that Acosta is “actually a nice guy.”

CNN anchor Christopher Cuomo wondered why Trump would treat a nice guy like that.

Honest question: Does Jim Acosta assume he’s the biggest man in the room during White House press briefings? He certainly acts like they revolve around him and CNN and gets pissy when other networks get the administration’s attention. We know he wasn’t this cranky during the Obama administration.


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