A White House aid, who, like many viewers of Trump’s press conference to address the results of the midterm election, was stunning by the aggressive and unprofessional confrontation of our President, by CNN’s Jim Acosta, took matters into her own hands, and attempted to unplug the activist “reporter”.
Near the beginning of his press conference, President Trump allowed Jim Acosta to stand and ask a question, even though he knew full well, that as usual, Acosta wouldn’t have a question, but instead, an aggresive, prepared statement created to embarrass or frustrate the President from the #resist movment playbook.
President Trump scolded Acosta from the podium, telling him that he was a disgrace and that CNN should get rid of him. He also took the opportunity to remind Americans of CNN’s low ratings.
Watch the exchange here:
BREAKING: White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta during a contentious exchange with President Trump at a news conference. pic.twitter.com/fFm7wclFw2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018
Watch President Trump tell Jim Acosta:”Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN”
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 7, 2018
In this clip, President Trump blasts FakeNew Jim Acosta: “When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people.”
Trump to CNN's Jim Acosta: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people." pic.twitter.com/HSJQHzAZIK
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 7, 2018
Jim Acosta was blasted on Twitter:
Jim Acosta after President Trump just folded him on Live TV, lol. pic.twitter.com/vsCRLfnTZv
— Mike Drakulich 🇺🇸 PittsburghSportsNation ⚫️🟡 (@PghSportsNation) November 7, 2018
Following Acosta’s outburst, several mainstream media journalists stood up and began to scream at President Trump, in what appeared to be a coordinated media coup against him.
Shortly after the childish, unhinged Acosta sat back in his seat, April Ryan stood and attempted to blast him with an accusation, President Trump responded: “Sit down. I didn’t call on you … It’s such a hostile media. You rudely interrupted him”
Watch the incredible video of President Trump’s press conference below: