CNN's Jim Acosta: "The Fix Is In," Trump Only Calls On Conservative Questions


Following a short Q&A with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta noted that Trump only calls on conservative news media for questions.

"The two questions that were asked, or called upon by the president in this news conference went to Christian Broadcasting Network which is owned by Pat Robertson the televangelist down in Virginia and which is a very conservative news website," Acosta explained.

“In the last three news conferences, Wolf [Blitzer, CNN]," Acosta said to the anchor. "All of the questions to the American news media have been handled by conservative press, and I think, Wolf, there’s no other way to describe it but the fix is in."

He added: "This White House, this president, does not want to answer questions, critical questions, about his associates, his aides' contacts with the Russians during the course of that campaign just as his National Security Adviser is being run out of this White House on a rail."

"They may think that this is being cute, or they may think this is strategic to shield him from these questions. But those questions can only be shielded for so long," he warned.

Trump referred to "fake news media" in the press conference today: "General Flynn is a wonderful man. I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the fake media in many cases."

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