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Donald Trump on Thursday called out “fake news” outlets for pushing false and misleading stories about him, accusing CNN of “fabricating” his comments.
Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Trump called out CNN’s Chris Cuomo for reporting on a fake story in which he claimed he had paid a $5 million settlement to settle a lawsuit filed by former National Enquirer journalist Nancy Bunch.
The story was later retracted.
Trump said the Enquirers story was fake news because it was not accurate.
Cuomo, who is a CNN contributor, responded that Trump was “the first person” to call the story out.
“I’m the only one that called it out,” Cuomo said.
“So now you’re the one that is making this stuff up.”
Cuomo added that Trump’s comments were “a great example of fake news.”
“I was surprised to see that the president of the United States called out fake news on the air.
He’s the first president to do that, I think, to a major network,” Cuomo added.
Trump, in a statement Thursday, said that Cuomo’s claim was “fake” because the reporter was not a member of the Trump family.
Cuomos report that Trump paid a settlement in 2015 to a former tabloid reporter, who had sued him over a 2007 story that he paid a woman $1 million for sex in exchange for sex.
The report, which was written by an unnamed source, was widely circulated during the election cycle, and later retracted in October.
Trump later said he had never heard of the reporter who authored the story.
“She is not a reporter for CNN or anyone else, and never has been,” Trump said.CNN is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and was purchased by AT&T in 2015 for $85 billion.