President Trump publicly scolded CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta Friday morning; blasting the reporter after he asked if the administration was “concocting” an emergency at the US-Mexico border.
“What do you say to your critics who say that you’re creating a national emergency, that you’re concocting a national emergency in order to get your wall?” asked Acosta from the White House lawn.
“I’ll ask the Angel Moms. Do you think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons. Your question is a very political question,” fired-back the President.
President Trump spars with CNN's Jim @Acosta and says he has a "fake question'" when asked about his crime statistics:
"Your question is a very political question, you have an agenda, you're CNN, you're fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong" pic.twitter.com/NpSVxIWEyb
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) February 15, 2019
“You have an agenda, you’re CNN, you’re fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong,” he added.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
ACOSTA DENIED: CNN’s Jim Acosta BOOTED from Trump Briefing After SCREAMING Questions
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was singled-out during the President’s joint press briefing this week, with officials demanding the anti-Trump journalist “get out” after he repeatedly screamed questions at the Commander-in-Chief.
The President was speaking alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte when the briefing came to its scheduled conclusion.
Acosta refused to leave the room, hurling questions at the world leaders until he was forced to leave.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 30, 2018
“Move, Jim! Let’s go! Keep going Jim. Let’s go. We’re leaving. Come on Jim. Go. We’re done,” yelled one White House official.
Watch Acosta get “the boot” above.
ACOSTA DENIED: Jim Acosta BOOTED from White House by Secret Service
CNN’s senior correspondent Jim Acosta was barred entry to the White House this week after a new secret service agent reportedly failed to recognize the reporter; telling him to retrieve his press pass before entering the premises.
The altercation was captured on video Wednesday, showing Acosta asking to be allowed entry to the White House as the Secret Service agent refused; eventually forcing the journalist to leave the area.
Acosta is no stranger when it comes to controversy regarding the President.
The CNN correspondent came under fire earlier this year after he publicly harassed the First Family during the annual White House Easter festivities.