President Trump called-out CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during a fiery press briefing over the weekend; saying his daily conferences are the “saddest he’s ever had to give” because “we’re talking about death.”
“We built 20,000 hospital beds. We have enough hospital beds… A lot of this is fake news. The Governors have said it’s been unbelievable what’s happening. We’ve been totally responsive,” said the President. “These people have done an incredible job. This is not happy talk. We’re talking about death, we’re talking about closing off the greatest economy on earth.”
“Thousands of people have died. There’s nothing happy about it. This is sad talk. These are the saddest news conferences I’ve ever had. I don’t like doing them because I’m talking about death,” he added.
Watch President Trump’s comments 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.
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“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.