President-elect Donald Trump called out mainstream reporters as “fake news,” for trying to use a debunked story to smear him. Specifically, those reporters who discredited themselves by reporting the false story that said he paid Moscow hookers to urinate on a bed Obama slept in.
Trump referenced one reporter in particular who was, even after the election, still asking him about his tax returns.
“I’m not releasing the tax returns because, as you know, they’re under audit,” Trump told the reporter at a press conference on Wednesday. “You know, the only ones who care about my tax returns are the reporters.”
The reporter then retorted by claiming “every president since the 70s has released his tax returns.”
“Gee, I’ve never heard that,” the president-elect responded. “I won. I mean, I became president. No, I don’t think they [the public] care at all.”
The audience cheered.
“First off, I think you learn very little from a tax return,” Trump continued. “What you should do is go down to federal elections and take a look at the [business income] numbers… people have learned a lot about my company – and now they realize my company is much bigger, much more powerful than they ever thought.”
Trump also congratulated the news organizations that were present who, unlike CNN and Buzzfeed, refused to publish the erotic Trump fan fiction as real news.
4Chan, an image/meme based message forum took credit for the fan fiction in which Trump is portrayed as paying prostitutes to pee on a bed that President Obama slept in at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow, Russia.
The CIA ultimately used the fan fiction as “evidence” in its “report” linking Trump to the Kremlin, to which CNN and Buzzfeed reported as fact without verifying the claim.
“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump said in raised voice to a CNN reporter at his press conference. “I’m not going to give you a question.”
“You are fake news!”