CNN journalist Jim Acosta does a stand up before the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
As I’ve said before, 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 was no exception.
Trump has been in India this week to talk trade deals and tariffs and to tour the country. During a presser in New Delhi this morning, he called on CNN’s chief White House correspondent, and that’s when the fireworks started:
The exchange came in New Delhi, India, after Acosta asked if Trump would pledge to reject any foreign interference in the upcoming presidential campaign.
“First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven’t been given help from any country,” Trump replied. “And if you see what CNN, your wonderful network, said, I guess they apologized in a way for — didn’t they apologize for the fact that they said certain things that weren’t true? Tell me, what was their apology yesterday? What did they say?”
“Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes,” Acosta responded without answering the president’s question.
“Let me tell you about your record, your record is so bad you ought to be ashamed of yourself,” Trump shot back. “You have the worst record in the history of broadcasting.”
“I’m not ashamed of anything and our organization is not ashamed,” retorted Acosta.
Watch their back and forth below:
.@realDonaldTrump smacked @Acosta around on Russian interference & #CNN's reputation
But importantly said
"I want no help from any country'
The Left has been whingeing that Trump doesn't disavow Russia
Well that's pretty crystal clear pic.twitter.com/ArTTjlYHSx
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) February 25, 2020
For the record, Trump’s right on the money about the big New York Times story on supposed 2020 “Russian interference” that CNN had to walk back, as my RedState colleague Bonchie reported a few days ago.
Media critic Joe Concha provided the slam dunk to Trump’s remarks to Acosta in a couple of follow-up tweets:
Original report later walked back. Acosta has one of three bylines: https://t.co/P74dd5aVQV
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 25, 2020
Yep – screen grab from the story below:
I’d say to CNN that maybe they should stick to “reporting” about simpler things like President Trump’s eating habits. But considering they can’t even get that right, either, I’m at a loss to advise as to what type of reporting they should fall back on.
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