Trump told Acosta that he preferred taking a question from a “real” news network. “No, John Roberts, go ahead,” Trump repeated. “CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN. CNN is fake news.” Acosta countered that CNN is also a “real network.” (RELATED: Trump: ‘I Don’t Take Questions’ From ‘Fake News’ CNN)
Acosta did get his chance, however. As Trump was walking away from the podium after the conclusion of the press conference, Acosta shouted a question, as he is known to do.
“Mr. President, will you tell Putin to stay out of U.S. elections?” Acosta asked.
Trump turned his head toward him and replied, “Yes.”
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