CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta continued his all-out war with the White House Thursday; calling the President’s decision to cancel Speaker Pelosi’s foreign trip during the government shutdown a “childish response.”
Video: Behold the latest Jim @Acosta meltdown! He lost his mind over Trump cancelling Pelosi's overseas trip, calling it a sign that D.C. is 'a playground' and that Trump's being 'childish' and 'not really a serious response' pic.twitter.com/r7MekcGFxr
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“Our nation’s capital has officially become a playground. Our President has responded in a childish way to the House Speaker’s letter; essentially saying the State of the Union be postponed,” said Acosta.
“He’s calling upon the Speaker to join his strong border security movement -as he’s calling it- to end the shutdown,” he added.
ACOSTA DENIED: White House ‘Suspends’ Jim Acosta’s Press Pass ‘Until Further Notice’
CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his press pass “suspended” Wednesday after a fiery exchange with President Trump during a post-midterm briefing, reports Fox News.
“I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH,” Acosta tweeted Wednesday. “Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit.”
I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the move in a written statement, saying his credentials were revoked after “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern,” adding the behavior was “absolutely unacceptable.”
“This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history,” she added.
ACOSTA UNHINGED: CNN Reporter Accuses Trump of ‘Demonizing Immigrants,’ Warns of Russian Meddling
CNN senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta escalated his war-of-words with President Trump over the weekend; accusing the Commander-in-Chief of “demonizing” immigrants and warning of continued Russian meddling ahead of the 2018 midterms.
Acosta slammed the President on social media after Trump warned those committing voter fraud in the upcoming elections would be “subject to the maximum penalties.”
“Don’t be fooled by the continued demonization of immigrants. Voter fraud in this country is actually very rare. What we should be on the lookout for is Russian meddling,” tweeted Acosta.
Don’t be fooled by the continued demonization of immigrants. Voter fraud in this country is actually very rare. What we should be on the lookout for is Russian meddling. https://t.co/7LO0VNHGtE
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 21, 2018
Acosta’s comments come as thousands of undocumented immigrants slowly make their way through Mexico towards the United States’ southern border; openly defying President Trump’s demands they return to their home countries.