CNN senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta took his war against the Trump administration to the Late Show Wednesday night; blasting the President for “taking children away from parents” and claiming he doesn’t want “to be the story” on live television.
“We’re not supposed to be the story,” Acosta told host Stephen Colbert. “That’s not why I’m out there… You know, I get accused of that from time to time, and my attitude is, listen, I’m allowed to care about this country just as much as anybody else.”
“And if you think that you can take children away from their parents on the border and put them in cages, if you think you can demonize immigrants and call them rapists and criminals, if you think that you can distort the sense of reality that we all have on a daily basis by telling lie after lie and falsehood after falsehood and not face any hard questions, then I think you’re just not living in the same United States of America that I live in,” he added.
CNN SNOWFLAKE: Acosta Urges Reporters to ‘STICK TOGETHER’ Against Sarah Sanders
CNN’s Jim Acosta took his war of words against the White House to a new level this week, urging reporters to “stick together” to challenge Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during her daily press briefings.
The White House correspondent issued the call on social media Monday afternoon, saying journalists should “insist on answers if somebody is cut off” by the Press Secretary.
“One way to address the briefing is for reporters to stick together when the press sec cuts somebody off. Ideally we could and should insist on answers if somebody is cut off. We don’t do that as much as we should. Problem is there is so little time and so many pressing q’s,” tweeted Acosta.
One way to address the briefing is for reporters to stick together when the press sec cuts somebody off. Ideally we could and should insist on answers if somebody is cut off. We don't do that as much as we should. Problem is there is so little time and so many pressing q's.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 4, 2018
Acosta’s outright hostility towards the White House is nothing new, with the senior correspondent coming under fire months ago after he publicly harassed the President and his family during the White House Easter Egg festivities.
CNN SNOWFLAKE: Acosta Whines About ‘UN-AMERICAN’ Treatment from Sarah Sanders
CNN’s senior White House correspondent unloaded on White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders after a contentious White House press conference this week; claiming his treatment was “un-American.”
Jim Acosta was speaking with another CNN journalist after President Trump referred to the press as the “enemies” of the American people, saying “he was getting tired” of the administration’s attacks on the mainstream media.
CNN's @Acosta on contentious WH press conference: "Honestly Brooke, I'm tired of this …. It is not right, it is not fair, it is not just, it is un-American to come out here and call the press the enemy of the people"https://t.co/1oGZa7f57j pic.twitter.com/sqEkOE89SM
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 2, 2018
“Honestly Brooke, I’m tired of this …. It is not right, it is not fair, it is not just, it is un-American to come out here and call the press the enemy of the people,” said Acosta.
Watch Acosta’s complaint above.