Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who predicted Trump would win the US presidential election, has told journalists they must stick together.
He made the comments in the wake of Trump's refusal to answer a question by CNN’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, at this week's press conference.
Trump repeatedly shouted “Fake news” at Acosta, relating to the outlet's decision to report on findings published by BuzzFeed earlier this week alleging Russia holds compromising information about Trump.
Here's the full exchange:
It’s amazing that the inventor of this decades’ main fake news story, that our president [Obama] was not born in the United States, could be pointing at a CNN reporter and accusing him of fake news – he talks like a 12-year-old.
All journalists must realise they’re in the same boat, and this is a president who’s going to attack the truth-tellers. Everyone has to have everyone else’s back.
He said other publications coming to CNN’s defence is “The way it should be” and “The only way we’re going to deal with a president”.