Trump refuses to take question from CNN reporter

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LINCOLN, Neb. — President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at a reporter from CNN, refusing to take a question from him and calling his news organization and Buzzfeed "fake news."

CNN reporter Jim Acosta pushed back at Wednesday's news conference, demanding an opportunity to ask a question.

A U.S. official says top intelligence officials last week told Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him. The story was first reported by CNN Tuesday. Buzzfeed later published a summary of those allegations.

The summary of the allegations was separate from a classified assessment of Russia's suspected attempts to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump told Acosta, "Your organization is terrible, I'm not going to give you a question."

Acosta responded, "Mr. President-elect, that's not appropriate."

Read the transcript below:

It's a disgrace what took place. It's a disgrace, and I think they ought to apologize to start with Michael Kohn.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

Since you're attacking us, can you give us a question? Since you're, Mr. President-elect...

Trump: Go ahead.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN: Since you are attacking our news organization...

Trump: Not you.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

Can you give us a chance?

Trump: Your organization is terrible.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir? Sir, can you...

Trump: Quiet.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

Mr. President-elect, can you say...

Trump: Don't be rude.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

Can you give us a question since you're attacking us? Can you give us a question?

Trump: Don't be rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. I'm not going to give you a question.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

Can you state...

Trump: You are fake news. Go ahead.

Voice of Jim Acosta/CNN:

Can you state categorically that nobody -- no, Mr. President-elect, that's not appropriate.

Trump: Go ahead.

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