In recent days, Donald Trump has increased his criticism of the mainstream media, labeling all news he disagrees with as "Fake News." When the term was used during a recent CNN segment, the host quickly walked off the set.

CNN clash

Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump made a habit out of bashing the news media, while routinely referring to journalists and reporters as "terrible" and "the most dishonest people" he's ever met. After his election last November, Trump's feud with the press only increased, reaching a fever pitch earlier this week during his now infamous White House press conference.

The commander in chief has used Twitter on a daily basis to rip into various news outlets, while using the term "fake news" ad nauseam. As reported by The Hill on February 18, a CNN segment on Saturday went off the rails over the issue in question.

(The segment heats up at 1:05 in the above video.)

Joining CNN host Don Lemon was former aide to the George W. Bush White House and Donald Trump supporter, Paris Dennard. The topic of discussion was the president's frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and how much it will cost American tax payers. In response, Dennard said, "I think this is 'fake news.'" Lemon fired back, asking his guest to elaborate on his allegation.

"The president is not breaking any laws, and he's not doing anything," Paris Dennard went on to say.

At this point, Don Lemon cut in, and was noticeably frustrated. "Do you even know what the definition of 'fake news' is?" Lemon asked. When Dennard said the entire segment was 'fake news," Lemon went off. "Fake news is when you put out a story to intentionally deceive someone and you know that it is wrong," the CNN host said.

As the two went back and forth, Lemon ended the segment early, and walked off the set off.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump continues to hit back at the media, it appears to be rubbing off on his supporters. With only one week in the White House, the relationship between both sides doesn't appear to be in the position to improve anytime soon.