CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta added to his anti-Trump diatribe on Twitter Tuesday; lamenting that the President “soiled the White House Rose Garden” by delivering remarks on China and the US economy.
“Trump soiled the WH Rose Garden with that performance. Presidents do not use the Rose Garden in that kind of naked political fashion. That was not a press conference, as the WH described it. It was a campaign rally disguised as a press conference. It was a bait and switch,” posted Acosta on social media.
Trump soiled the WH Rose Garden with that performance. Presidents do not use the Rose Garden in that kind of naked political fashion. That was not a press conference, as the WH described it. It was a campaign rally disguised as a press conference. It was a bait and switch.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 14, 2020
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany unloaded on CNN’s Jim Acosta during a press briefing last week; pointing out the media’s blatant double standard for President Trump’s ‘MAGA’ rallies and the Coronavirus.
“Will the President take responsibility if people get sick and catch the Coronavirus at his rally this Saturday?” asked Acosta.
“If we want to talk about internal coherence, I believe that the media needs to work on internal coherence… Protesting is okay, Trump rallies are not okay. It’s really remarkable, and I think people have taken notice,” said the Press Secretary.
“The protesters are protesting against injustice, against racism!” deflected Acosta.
.@PressSec holds up the front page of the New York Post showing large crowds gathering to protest after Jim Acosta criticizes the campaign for having a rally in Tulsa. pic.twitter.com/Lqi9E9MbFy
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2020
Watch the fiery exchange above.
ACOSTA ABROAD: Trump Warns Jim Acosta to ‘Be Respectful’ During Kim Summit
President Trump told CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta to “be nice” and “be respectful” during Tuesday’s press conference in Singapore; warning the journalist after he yelled questions at Trump and Kim Jong Un earlier in the day.
The President was taking questions from reporters after his high-stakes meetings with the North Korean leader when he called-on Acosta, who promised to be “respectful” before asking the Commander-in-Chief the status of the negotiations.
President Trump: "I do" trust Kim Jong Un, he tells CNN's @Acosta https://t.co/hkIsOj59bB pic.twitter.com/ipnc47XAQf
— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018
Acosta’s demeanor was a stark contrast to his behavior earlier in the day, when he hurled questions at the North Korean leader, including, “Are you going to give up your nuclear weapons?”
Trump tells me he has an “excellent relationship” with Kim Jong Un at #TrumpKimSummit pic.twitter.com/pDig6tqHDj
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2018
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.
White House aide shouts at Jim @Acosta: "Move, Jim! Let’s go! Keep going Jim. Let’s go. We’re leaving. Come on Jim. Go. We’re done."pic.twitter.com/PZQX92VbON
— 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.