"That doesn't bother me at all", Trump said of getting questioned about the violent white nationalists' clash with Antifa protesters at the former Lee Park (now Emancipation Park) in Charlottesville, Va.
'Can you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?' he asked.
Trump made a statement earlier today said that "racism is evil" and specifically criticized the KKK, Nazis and other groups that organized the rally for the first time. Answering proudly, and stating again why, would have sent a strong message reinforcing his original, albeit too late, remarks.
Trump reminded Acosta he just did hold a press conference, but the reporter noted he and his fellow journalists would appreciate the opportunity to ask a few more questions.
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"It doesn't bother me at all, but I like real news, not fake news", Trump shot back. Members of his cabinet were still on hand.
You're fake news. Thank you.
TRUMP: They've been condemned.
(If you prefer PayPal, use this link.) We don't make much on advertising, we need your support to continue our work. "It has no place in America", he said.
After Trump signed a memorandum on China's laws and practices relating to intellectual property, Trump did not take questions from reporters. "We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans".