CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta took his all-out war with the Trump administration to a new level this week; slamming the White House for creating a “toxic environment” between the media and the President.
In a recent interview published in Variety, the left-leaning reporter blasted the President for labeling his organization “fake news,” adding many of Trump’s supporters viewed the network as “the enemy of the people.”
“There is that natural tension that exists between the press and the people we were covering, but it was never like this,” Acosta says. “We were never called ‘fake news.’ We were never called ‘the enemy of the people,’ and that just created a totally different climate and environment that we are all trying to make sense of and trying to figure out: How do we cover the news in that kind of toxic environment?”
“It’s part of the environment we’re in right now where every action is going to be put through the conservative meat grinder,” he added.
Read the full interview here.
ACOSTA GOES GLOBAL: The CNN Reporter HUMILIATES HIMSELF at International Conference
CNN’s senior White House correspondent took his anti-Trump road show onto the international stage Thursday, following the Commander-in-Chief to Europe to harass the President over his “America First” foreign policy.
The President was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, touting his “America First” agenda while speaking with foreign leaders and business executives from the world’s largest corporations.
After Trump says of Davos “It’s been really successful…” I asked him how he can be America First if he’s rubbing elbows with big wigs. He did not respond. Video from @ElizLanders pic.twitter.com/jPWWRfTLir
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 25, 2018
“We want great prosperity, and we want great peace, and that really is the message. A lot of people are coming back to the United States for jobs, we’re seeing tremendous investment and today’s been a very exciting day,” said Trump while exiting the high-level meetings.
Acosta pounced within seconds, nonsensically asking Trump how he plans to advance his agenda while speaking with foreign leaders.
“Mr. President, can you be ‘America First’ but also be rubbing elbows with all these big wigs?” shouted Acosta as the President walked away.
ACOSTA UNHINGED: The CNN Reporter HECKLES TRUMP During Easter Party
CNN’s senior White House corresponded Jim Acosta publicly heckled President Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday; screaming questions at the Commander-in-Chief as he celebrated the festivities with staff and their children in the nation’s capital.
Acosta was the sole reporter hurling questions as Trump spent time with guests on the White House lawn; yelling “Mr. President, What about the DACA children? Should they worry about what’s going to happen to them?”
“Didn’t you kill DACA, sir? Didn’t you kill DACA?” he pressed.
The CNN reporter is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his rocky relationship with the Trump administration; routinely lobbing loaded, anti-Trump questions at both the President and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.