President Trump called-out CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta Monday during a fiery press briefing in Washington, DC; telling the journalist he’s trying to “keep the country calm” despite his “snarky and nasty questions.”
“What do you have to say to Americans who are upset with you… That you’ve downplayed this crisis over the last couple of months… What do you say to Americans who believe you’ve got this wrong?” asked CNN’s Jim Acosta.
“It will go away… We’re going to have a great victory. It’s people like you and CNN that say things like that. It’s why people just don’t want to listen to CNN anymore. You could ask a normal question. I want to keep the country calm. I don’t want panic in the country,” said President Trump.
“I don’t want to do that. I want to have our country be calm, and strong, and fight, and win. It’s incredible the job that all these people are doing. I’m very proud of the job they’re doing,” he added. “Instead of asking a nasty, snarky question like that, you should ask a real question.”
Video: HERE IT IS — Fake News Jim @Acosta gets NUKED by the President for "asking a snarky question" that does nothing to help save lives and move the country forward through this #coronaviruspandemic pic.twitter.com/Qpm0BKub2S
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 30, 2020
Watch President Trump’s comments 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.
— 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?”
— 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.
— 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.