Trump Rips Apart Reporters One By One, Including Absent Jim Acosta

10 November, 2018, 01:20 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • US President Donald Trump points to journalist Jim Acosta from CNN during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC

The video, originally made by an employee of Infowars, a far-right conspiracy website, shows Acosta's reaction to a White House employee who tried to grab a microphone from him while he attempted to question Donald Trump at a press conference on Wednesday.

"Look, I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice", he added.

A senior CNN executive on Thursday said that the video distributed by the White House to support its argument for banning reporter Jim Acosta had been "doctored".

"We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern", explained White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders via Twitter.

Jimmy Kimmel is weighing in on the ongoing feud between the White House and CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Acosta chose to ask Trump why he seemingly "demonized" the immigrants traveling to the American border at the moment.

"He gets paid to do this", Mr. Trump said. The tense exchange between President Trump and Acosta is hard and embarrassing to watch-not because the video has been "doctored" as some are now claiming but because both men demonstrate utter contempt and disrespect for their respective roles as they shamelessly peacock for ratings.

The president also said, "CNN should be ashamed of itself [for] having you working for them". She said on the network that the three presidents she covered prior to Trump may not have liked every question she asked, but understood why she did so.


"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration".

In between his calls for "respect", Trump called Acosta "unprofessional" and disparaged the reporter's intelligence.

The New York Times also noted that Acosta's monologues have led "some of his rival White House reporters" to roll their eyes.

I don't remember any "without evidence" headlines in the media when Obama was pushing ObamaCare and telling the American people in speech after speech that they would be able to keep their doctors and health insurance, do you? "When you are in the White House, this is a very sacred place to me, a very special place". The video does not show Acosta putting his hands on the woman.

CNN have since defended the reporter and praised others for standing up for themselves during the tense exchange.

Sanders tweeted an edited video of a C-SPAN recording which, she wrote, clearly documents the inappropriate behavior.

He criticized NBC's Peter Alexander for backing Acosta. "You shouldn't be working for CNN", he said. "It's a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.", Acosta said, pushing his own personal opinion. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN said.

Recommended:



Popular

Protesters across US seek to protect Russia investigation
Whitaker, who was serving as chief of staff for Sessions , was not serving a post that required Senate confirmation. "I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it". "It's not ok for someone to break the law and be above the law".

Best Buy Kicks Off Black Friday Deals Early
But when will this year's Black Friday take place in the United Kingdom , and which retailers will be putting on special deals. The company says the deals will be available in-store starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Deactivate! Deactivate! Windows 10 will be deactivated!
A Microsoft support chat person said the licensing server issue is temporary, and should be fixed within one to two business days. The image above, from user FaiKee on Twitter, shows the issue that some users are facing with the activation of their install.

Meg Ryan Is Engaged to John Mellencamp
A little ditty 'bout Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp! The actress announced her engagement to the world via Instagram . The musician's preference of living in IN and Ryan's affection for New York City reportedly led to the break up.

Imelda Marcos faces arrest for graft
The court ordered Marcos, a congresswoman, to serve six to 11 years in jail for each of the seven counts of graft. Imelda Marcos, 89, was the wife of late president Ferdinand Marcos, and famous for owning 1,000 pairs of shoes.

Could Bryce Harper be a fit for the Red Sox?
Harper's agent, Scott Boras, has a history of extending contract talks with his free agent players beyond the holiday season. Thought the offer was $100 million short, there were no hard feelings between Harper and the team.

Grab PUBG free on Xbox One for a limited time
This comes on the back of the September leak that the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee had rated PUBG for PS4. This would make sense considering PUBG hit Xbox One in December last year and its exclusivity periods usually last a year.

Cavaliers, Larry Drew agree to deal with guaranteed money beyond this season
The Cavs have gone 1-2 under Drew, who didn't want to proceed this season without assurances from the organization. Charlotte shot 56.5 percent Saturday and it marked the fifth time an opponent shot at least 50 percent.

'Star Wars' to get new TV series starring 'Rogue One' character
Disney will be holding an event in April to reveal more details on the upcoming service, which will launch sometime in 2019. Diego Luna has signed on to reprise his Rogue One role in the new series.

Another Keystone XL setback; environmental review ordered
Those could alter the overall impact of Keystone XL and should have been considered by the government. But groups that have been seeking to block the $8bn (£6bn) project are celebrating.