The ongoing animosity between President Trump and CNN “journalist” Jim Acosta has been well-documented in posts and videos over the time Trump’s been in office, but watching the two exchange words never, ever gets old.
Their latest confrontation yesterday was no exception.
The White House held a wild joint presser on Wednesday with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö. As Trump was wrapping it up, he had some parting words for the members of the media who were there covering the event.
Here’s what he said that didn’t sit well with Acosta:
“And please remember the [Finnish] president’s last remarks, that we are a great democracy. We are a great … the United States is a great democracy. And I’m airing what I’m airing because we are in fact a democracy. And if the press were straight and honest and forthright and tough, we would be a far greater nation.”
Acosta, who from the below photo looked visibly agitated at having to cover the presser, interjected by saying “We are, Mr. President.”
— LAURENCE HAIM (@lauhaim) October 2, 2019
Trump was not about to let Acosta have the last word, however.
“We would be a far greater [one] when we don’t have the CNNs of the world, who are corrupt people,” he clapped back, pointing at Acosta before saying “Thank you very much, everybody” and walking away.
Watch the exchange below:
President Trump: "If the press were straight, and honest, and forthright, and tough, we would be a far greater nation."
CNN's @Acosta: "We are, Mr. President"
Trump: "We would be far greater if we didn't have the CNN's of the world who are corrupt people." pic.twitter.com/LGp13v6caA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 2, 2019
Better still, watch it to music:
Trump owning Jim Acosta and walking out of the room as every reporter screams is so much better with music… pic.twitter.com/LYPQWqRH2J
— Caleb SkHull 💀🎃👻 (@CalebJHull) October 2, 2019
Serious gangsta move.
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