Trump Was Just Fact-Checked By His Favorite Network, His Comment About Ronald Reagan Was Wrong
President Donald Trump's joint interview with the media alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May is now over.
Each of them promised to take four questions from reporters.
Trump kicked things off first, declining to take a question from CNN's Jim Acosta and instead pointed his finger over at Fox News' John Roberts. He says that Roberts wasn't "fake news."
Watch things get testy at the news conference below.
After criticizing CNN, Pres. Trump declines to take a question from a CNN reporter at joint presser with Theresa May. "CNN is fake news. I don't take questions from CNN."— ABC News (@ABC) July 13, 2018
Pres. Trump then called on a Fox News reporter: "Let's go to a real network." https://t.co/J203tu17bY pic.twitter.com/yxe1Ya2xeY
What Trump may not know is that even though Mr. Roberts is from Fox, he called out Trump just yesterday for making an inaccurate statement about former President Ronald Reagan.
Trump said that the only state Reagan didn't win in 1984 was Wisconsin, but that's not true. The actual state is Minnesota.
Trump also lost Minnesota. The last Republican to win it was Richard Nixon.
But, hey, Trump was almost right: Wisconsin and Minnesota share borders.
This is just the latest example of Trump getting his facts wrong, and even Fox News pointed it out.
The biggest news of the day is that Trump also tried to call himself "fake news" when he asked people to disregard comments he made criticizing Prime Minister May, comments that were recorded via audio and posted online. Trump maintains he didn't say the words.
“When I saw her this morning, I wanted to apologize,” Trump says, addressing his interview with The Sun newspaper in which he said May’s Brexit plan would kill a U.S. trade deal and hailed Boris Johnson. “I said such good things about you” #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/bWaeKQU2XL— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 13, 2018
When he was asked if he regretted his comments to the Sun paper while he was sitting right next to Theresa May, which made it even more awkward, Trump looked visibly disgusted and just shook his head and rolled his eyes.
Trump visibly annoyed about a reporter having the audacity to ask if he regrets his comments to The Sun. pic.twitter.com/OXmPcUwKcO— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) July 13, 2018
Trump is slated to meet next with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.