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Fired-up Trump tells the media: name your sources

By Julie Bykowicz

Donald Trump has used his first presidential appearance before the largest gathering of conservative activists in the US to sharply escalate his criticisms of the news media.

Taking direct aim at the use of anonymous sources, Mr Trump said reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name".

His comments came just hours after members of his own staff held a Press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.

"A source says that Donald Trump is a horrible, horrible human being, let them say it to my face," Mr Trump told the Conservative Political Action Committee. "Let there be no more sources."

Members of Mr Trump's White House team regularly demand anonymity when talking to reporters. Mr Trump said he was not against all the Press, just "the fake news media or Press".

"I'm against the people that make up stories and make up sources," he said.

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