He attacked NBC News reporter Kristin Welker when he didn't like a question she asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Since you attacked CNN?". He instead answered John Roberts from Fox News.
Trump's latest invocation of "fake news" put Murdoch's media empire on two continents in the position of having to tell their readers and viewers that the president's characterization of one of their sister outlets was, as the British like to say, bollocks.
The Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn said that Trump's positive quotes about May were in the piece after he said they were "fake news" because "They didn't put it in the headline, I wish they put it in the headline".
Trump took multiple questions from reporters during the press conference in Chequers, U.K., ranging from his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday to his recent interview with The Sun, in which he criticized May and questioned the possibility of a U.S. -U.K. trade deal.
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During his opening remarks, President Trump stressed that the relationship with the United Kingdom is better than ever and backed Prime Minister May's handling of Brexit.
Trump also called out NBC. For the President to call her dishonest is unfair.
Asked to rate the U.S. -U.K. relations, Trump gave them the "highest level of special". "To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as "fake news" is also unfair".
Trump called it dishonest reporting.
He noted he used to work at CNN. "Of course it happens to be NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN", he said.
Trump was questioned today about critical statements he had made about May in an interview this week with The Sun, where he said she hadn't taken his advice about Brexit negotiations and he praised her political rival. "There are some fine journalists who work there and risk their lives to report on stories around the world", Roberts said.
All of the cable news networks, along with ABC, CBS and NBC, carried the news conference live. "You see, that is such dishonest reporting", Trump said.
She said the pro-Brexit Sun, and Trump, succeeded in planting more doubt about May's "soft exit" plans for leaving the European Union.