During his press conference on Tuesday, Donald Trump responded to a question about his earlier tweet bashing the US intel community and asking “Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake,” Trump said in an attempt to clarify what he meant. “That’s something that Nazi Germany would’ve done and did too.”
Then turning to Buzzfeed, he called the outlet which published the 35-page dossier which prompted his tweet, “a failing pile of garbage,” adding, “I think they’re going to suffer the consequences, and they already are.”
When CNN reporter Jim Acosta — CNN initially broke the story — then tried to ask a question and address what he called attacks on his outlet, Trump then refused to acknowledge him, saying he will not give him a question because “You are fake news.”
Buzzfeed responded to the Trump slam by laughing it off and using it to promote their site.
Pleased with our new tag line pic.twitter.com/sFCMrX91qO
— Luke Lewis (@lukelewis) January 11, 2017
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 11, 2017