US President Donald Trump has lashed out at another CNN journalist, accusing her of asking him a “stupid” question and saying she asks “a lot of stupid questions”. Just days after verbally attacking CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta – labelling him a “rude, terrible person” and revoking his White House credentials – Mr Trump has hit out at another CNN reporter.
Abby Phillip asked the current US President if he wanted acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to “rein in” special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference into the 2016 federal elections and any related criminal activity.
“What a stupid question that is,” said Mr Trump. “What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions,” he added, pointing his finger at Ms Phillip, before walking off. Ms Philip later said that the question was hugely important, considering Mr Whitaker is a well-known critic of Mr Mueller’s investigation.