U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday launched a fresh attack on the media, with his popular two words “fake news.”
Mr Trump renewed the attacks while addressing CPAC, the Conservative Conference held at the National Harbor in Maryland where he accused the media of false reports and polls.
The audience being curious to know which of the media networks President Trump was referring to asked him mention some of them and Trump immediately singled out CNN calling it “Clinton News Network.”
He added that some reporters are ‘great’ and ‘talented,’ but declared that ‘we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake! Phony! Fake!’
The American leader went on to blast reporters for using anonymous sources in critical news articles.
They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name. Let their name be put out there,’ he urged at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C.
A source says that Donald Trump is a horrible, horrible human being,” he mocked, reading an imaginary story.
President Trump also spoke on other issues like healthcare, immigration, and trade. On health he reiterated his pledge to ‘repeal and replace’ the Obamacare law, and insisted that his plan to ‘begin the construction of a great, great border wall’ between the U.S. and Mexico is moving forward.