'Jim Acosta is a fake reporter!' Trump angrily denies reports that he 'still doesn't get' coronavirus threat
The White House suspended the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who regularly spars with Donald Trump and his spokeswoman and on Wednesday was branded an "enemy of the people" by Trump. (AFP/File / Jim WATSON)

CNN's Jim Acosta must have struck a nerve with President Donald Trump.


Trump angrily denied Acosta's reporting that some members of the president's coronavirus task force were alarmed that Trump kept trying to change the subject during Tuesday's meeting about the deadly pandemic, and sources familiar with the White House meeting feared he still doesn't understand the gravity of the situation.

“He still doesn’t get it,” the source said. “He does not get it.”

Trump angrily lashed out a short time later.

"CNN has no sources on the Task Force," Trump tweeted. "Their 'sources' are made up, pure fiction! Jim Acosta is a Fake reporter!"

Trump has previously slurred Acosta as a "rude, terrible person" and "fake news."