Trump, CNN's Acosta trade insults at press conference in India

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 25th, 2020 12:02 pm

CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, got into a verbal sparring match with President Trump on Tuesday, telling the president that his network's "record on delivering the truth is a lot better" than the president's.

The altercation came in New Delhi, India, after Acosta asked Trump if he would pledge to reject foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election

"First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven't been given help from any country," Trump said. "And if you see what CNN, your wonderful network, said, I guess they apologized in a way for — didn't they apologize for the fact that they said certain things that weren't true? Tell me, what was their apology yesterday? What did they say?"

"Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes," Acosta said.

"Let me tell you about your record, your record is so bad you ought to be ashamed of yourself," Trump said. "You have the worst record in the history of broadcasting."

"I'm not ashamed of anything and our organization is not ashamed," Acosta replied.

🔦 Trump was referring to a Sunday CNN report that said Russia was actively helping Trump's reelection campaign. Several news outlets, including CNN, walked back the original reporting.


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