President Trump UNLOADS on 'Unprofessional' Jim Acosta

10 November, 2018, 11:59 | Author: Myra Gill
  • President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN", Mr Trump snapped, adding "and if you did it well, you're ratings would be much better".

After comparing her to Acosta, Trump said, "You talk about somebody that's a loser?".

"Those words are bad from a sitting United States president, versus someone who has been covering presidents before he came, and probably after he leaves", she said on CNN.

In between his calls for "respect", Trump called Acosta "unprofessional" and disparaged the reporter's intelligence. Trump followed up Friday, calling Acosta unprofessional and stated that he hadn't decided whether Acosta's suspension would be permanent, but forewarned that "it could be others" who get suspended.

Trump tells reporters that the video distributed by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was simply a "close up" and "was not doctored".

Abba Shapiro, an independent video producer hired by The Associated Press to compare the footage tweeted by Shapiro with the AP's coverage of the news conference, said the adjustment made was "too precise to be an accident". The video proved otherwise.

Acosta tweeted that Sanders' statement that he put his hands on the aide was "a lie". There are those saying this was definitely doctored (the AP) and those saying it definitely was not (Vice) and several people in between saying this doesn't appear to be doctored but does have a couple extra frames along with framerate, compression, and other issues that made it look different than the original C-Span clip. "And he does it for, you know, the reason-the same thing with April Ryan". During the press conference, he told her to sit down because he hadn't called on her. He should be either going forward, a campaign strategist, a campaign spokesperson on the Democratic side, or perhaps an opinion host in CNN prime time, or a pundit, because that is what Jim Acosta really is.

Thursday night was a hectic night for late show hosts between the situation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's hospitalization and the White House revoking press credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta.

The White House News Photographers Association decried the sharing of the footage. When outside the infamous presidential building, Trump stopped to take reporters' questions about the removal of Jeff Sessions and the appointment of Matthew Whitaker to the position of attorney general.


These comments come after a very contentious week between the White House and Jim Acosta. "We strongly reject the idea that any administration would block a journalist's access to the White House".

When NBC reporter Peter Alexander took the mic for the next question, he defended Acosta as a "diligent reporter" - earning Trump's ire.

Critics have accused Trump of placing an ally who will try to muzzle special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Phillip and Ryan are two of a small number of African American women who cover the White House.

The US president has also attacked the media for being "enemies of the people".

A few moments later, Alcindor asked Trump about his recent characterization of himself as "a nationalist" and whether that label was "emboldening white nationalists".

While Trump being nasty to reporters isn't new, there's something especially notable about Friday's insults: They were both targeted at African-American women journalists.

It started when Trump held a press conference on Wednesday at the White House after the midterm elections.

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