At a press conference in January, before Trump’s inauguration, the then-president-elect called out CNN and Buzzfeed for publishing a report that included unsubstantiated personal claims related to Trump and Russia.
“Since you’re attacking us, can you give us a question?” called out Acosta.
Trump said no but Acosta pressed on.
“Mr. President-elect, since you are attacking our news organization …”
Trump swatted Acosta down. “Your organization is terrible. … Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. I’m not going to give you a question. … You are fake news.”
At Trump’s first press conference in February, he called on Acosta to ask a question but not before first saying he was changing CNN’s designation from “fake news” to “very fake news.”
Since then, Acosta has grown more vocal in his editorializing against the White House, particularly when it comes to media access, which he had said was being threatened by then-press secretary Sean Spicer, who had often mandated that the daily press briefings would be held off camera.
Now CNN’s White House correspondent and fake news hack, Jim Acosta, along with his hostile, fellow CNN host, April Ryan sat down with Variety magazine interview to discuss the man for whom they are unable to disguise their visceral hate. Their hate for Donald Trump is not limited to the President, it also encompasses anyone who works for him or any American who is stupid enough to support him.
CNN’s Jim Acosta recently took part in the coverage of the White House Easter Egg Roll event. While President Trump was seated at a coloring table surrounded by small children, the hostile CNN actor, Jim Acosta screamed out a from the pool of reporters at Trump, demanding he addresses the issue of illegal aliens who entered our country illegally when they were under the age of 18 years, who former President Obama unconstitutionally offered protection to.
CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta began yelling at him.
“What about the DACA kids?” he shouted at POUTS. “Should they worry about what’s going to happen to them?”
Here’s Jim Acosta yelling at Trump about DACA while the president colors with Barron, Melania & children gathered at the White House pic.twitter.com/JCPsaREe8A
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 2, 2018
During a press conference at the White House, honoring the life Martin Luther King, Jr., CNN’s April Ryan shouted, “Mr. President, are you a ‘racist’?” If a reporter would have asked Barack Obama the same question during his presidency, it would have been condemned by every network and publication, yet, in the case of Donald Trump, it was completely ignored as acceptable behavior.
Now, Jim Acosta in an interview Variety alongside fellow White House correspondents April Ryan (American Urban Radio Networks) and Ashley Parker (Washington Post), where the trio addressed their challenges in covering the Trump White House. Trump and the media have had a famously tense relationship since he took office, with Trump frequently calling different outlets “fake news.”
Acosta suggested Trump’s more unbalanced fans would carry out physical violence against journalists if he wasn’t careful with his rhetoric.
“The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act … They take what he says very seriously,” Acosta said. “They take attacks from Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders and what they do to us on a daily basis very seriously. They don’t have all their faculties in some cases. Their elevator may not hit all floors.” –WFB
Watch Jim Acosta suggest that “fake news” reporters like himself, are being put in harm’s way because Trump is calling them out, which may cause stupid followers to commit acts of violence against them.