During the G7 Summit in Quebec Sunday, things got hot between President Trump and a reporter. This was while there were questions being asked about tariffs, trade and Russia.
One reporter asked Trump, “As you were heading into these G7 talks, there was a sense that America’s closest allies were frustrated with you and angry with you, and that you were angry with them, and that you were leaving here early to go meet for more friendlier talks with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. And I’m wondering if you –”
Before the reporter could finish, Trump interjected with “[It’s] well put.”
The reporter tried to continue, but Trump interjected again. “Who are you with, out of curiosity?”
When the reporter said CNN, Trump responded.
I figured. Fake News CNN. The worst. But I could tell by the [question]. I had no idea you were CNN. After the question, I was just curious as to who you were with. You were with CNN.
Trump then expanded:
I would say that the level of relationship is a 10. We have a great relationship. Angela and Emmanuel and Justin. I would say the relationship is a 10. And I don’t blame them. I blame – as I said, I blame our past leaders for allowing this to happen. There was no reason this should happen. There’s no reason that we should have big trade deficits with virtually every country in the world. I’m going long beyond the G7. There’s no reason for this. …
No, we have a very good relationship, and I don’t blame these people, but I will blame them if they don’t act smart and do what they have to do because they have no choice. I’ll be honest with you, they have no choice. …
Now, we are gonna fix that situation. And if it’s not fixed, we’re not gonna deal with these countries. But the relationship that I’ve had is great. So you can tell that to your fake friends at CNN.
Trump rips CNN reporter at G7 Summit
Some things never change.