What a blardy disgrace for an American President-Elect taking office in 10days' time. He is the most ARROGANT b'tard leader I have seen in my short lifetime of 40years' media experience -- in print, online, diplomatic, now mainly 5th Estate as BUMmer-- and I wish the American media especially CNN, carry on your JOB IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER and thou would be fine, God bless, YL, Desi
PS: My prediction is within two years of taking taking office, there would be enough evidence of IMPEACHABLE offence/s against this fellow, and the world and USA would be better for it he is "fired" early!
PPS: I am trying to pick up a panel discussion featuring a fantastic member ROBERT REISCH? -- Patience eh! Desi
Trump battles CNN reporter in heated exchange at press conference: ‘You are fake news’
President-elect Donald Trump at a press conference in Manhattan.
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday shut down a CNN reporter who attempted to ask a question at Trump’s first press conference in months.
Speaking in Manhattan, the president-elect first blasted BuzzFeed for publishing an unverified memo alleging Trump was both compromised by, and collaborated with Russia intelligence agents passing information to his campaign, a claim which Trump denied at the end of Wednesday’s news conference.
Trump also blasted CNN, which reported earlier on Tuesday that top US intelligence officials presented Trump information that Russian agents possessed compromising information on him, though CNN said it did not feel comfortable publishing BuzzFeed’s memo.
“As far as BuzzFeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, they’re going to suffer the consequences, they already are,” Trump said, before going off on a tangent defending his lawyer, Michael Cohen. “As far as CNN going after their way to build it up — and by the way, we just found out, Michael Cohen, who is a very talented lawyer, a good lawyer at my firm. It was just reported that it wasn’t this Michael Cohen that we’re talking about.”
Moments later, when CNN reporter Jim Acosta attempted to ask a question, Trump refused.
“Not you. Not you. Your organization is terrible. Your organization is terrible. Quiet, quiet. She’s asking a question, don’t be rude,” Trump said.
“Since you’re attacking our news organization can you give us a question?” Acosta asked repeatedly
“I’m not going to give you a question. You’re fake news,” Trump replied, only later taking a question from another CNN reporter.
For its part, CNN stood by its reporting.
Shortly after the news conference, CNN anchor Jake Tapper read a statement from the network on Wednesday defending the network’s story, and distancing its own reporting from BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the 35-page memo.
“CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using BuzzFeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by other major news organizations,” the statement said.
“CNN made it clear that we are not publishing any details of the 35 page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations. Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.”
YL: Here's another take from globalnews.ca:~~~~~~~
On Tuesday, CNN was first to report claims that Russian operatives had information on Trump including personal and financial information, something the president-elect denounced as “fake news” later that evening.
I never tire reading this story many times over coz it touches the soul. 👍😊
An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left. They were moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor's bills. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to loan them the money.
When she heard her daddy say to her tearful mother with whispered desperation, 'Only a miracle can save him now', the little girl went to her bedroom and pulled her piggy bank from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.
Clutching the precious piggy bank tightly, she slipped out the back door and made her way six blocks to the local drugstore. She took a quarter from her bank and placed it on the glass counter.
"And what do you want?" asked the pharmacist.
"It's for my little brother," the girl answered back. "He's really very sick and I want to buy a miracle."
"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.
"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?"
"We don't sell miracles here, child. I'm sorry," the pharmacist said, smiling sadly at the little girl.
"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs."
In the shop was a well-dressed customer. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does you brother need?"
"I don't know," she replied with her eyes welling up. "He's really sick and mommy says he needs an operation. But my daddy can't pay for it, so I have brought my savings".
"How much do you have?" asked the man.
"One dollar and eleven cents; but I can try and get some more", she answered barely audibly.
"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man, "A dollar and eleven cents - the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."
He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other. He said, "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need."
That well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a neurosurgeon. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long before Andrew was home again and doing well.
"That surgery," her mom whispered, "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost."
The little girl smiled. She knew exactly how much the miracle cost ... one dollar and eleven cents ... plus the faith of a little child.
Perseverance can make miracles happen! Miracle can come in various forms - as a doctor, as a lawyer, as a teacher, as a police ,as a friend, as a stranger and many others..
A river cuts the rock not because of its power, but because of its consistency.
Never lose your hope & keep walking towards your vision.
Somewhere I felt it has closely touched my life...... there's a message for us all.....This kind of message has to be shared and please share this beautiful one. ...👏