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CNN's Acosta to Trump: Network's Truth Record Better Than Yours

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CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:37 AM

President Donald Trump and CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta squared off during a New Delhi, India press conference, with both men trading barbs about the other's honesty. 

Their exchange began after Acosta asked if the president would pledge to reject foreign interference in the presidential campaign, reports The Hill.   

"First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven't been given help from any country," Trump told him. "And if you see what CNN, your wonderful network, said, I guess they apologized in a way for — didn't they apologize for the fact that they said certain things that weren't true? Tell me, what was their apology yesterday? What did they say?"

"Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes," Acosta retorted.

"Let me tell you about your record, your record is so bad you ought to be ashamed of yourself," Trump told him. "You have the worst record in the history of broadcasting."

"I'm not ashamed of anything and our organization is not ashamed," Acosta replied. 

CNN on Sunday reported that Shelby Pierson, the intelligence community's top election security official, may have overstated the assessment of Russia's interference in this year's election with the goal of helping Trump be re-elected. Initially, CNN and other outlets reported about the meeting between Pierson and members of Congress, when she reportedly made the comments. 

Acosta and Trump have often butted heads, including in 2018 when the White House pulled the CNN reporter's press pass after a heated news conference. The pass was reinstated later by a federal judge after CNN sued the White House. 

Trump has not appeared on CNN for an interview since he took office, notes The Hill. 

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