- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

President Trump retweeted an image of a train hitting a CNN logo and cartoon reporter on Tuesday.

The image had “Fake news can’t stop the Trump train” written across the top with a train slamming into the CNN icon above a cartoon depiction of a reporter.

The tweet was deleted shortly after it was retweeted.

Mr. Trump has come under fire recently for his failure to address neo-Nazi groups and white supremacists directly in his remarks on the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests over the weekend. He made a statement Monday to call out the groups directly, but then tweeted that the “fake news media” was still displeased with his comments.

Mr. Trump also sparred with CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Monday over accusations of “fake news.” Mr. Acosta shouted questions at Mr. Trump after the president signed an executive order.

Mr. Acosta asked why Mr. Trump wasn’t holding a press conference, to which Mr. Trump said he just had a press conference. When Mr. Acosta asked if he could ask more questions, the president accused him of being “fake news.”

“It doesn’t bother me at all, but you know, I like real news, not fake news. You’re fake news,” Mr. Trump said.

“Mr. President, haven’t you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?” Mr. Acosta responded as Mr. Trump left the room.

Mr. Acosta also made headlines when he got into a heated exchange with White House adviser Stephen Miller over Mr. Trump’s new immigration policy earlier this month. Mr. Miller accused Mr. Acosta of having a “cosmopolitan bias” when he asked if having a skill-based immigration policy was changing the definition of being an immigrant.


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