CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta attempted to give President Trump a history lesson Wednesday, but failed miserably after he falsely attacked the Commander-in-Chief’s reference to the British invasion of the United States.
Acosta attacked the President for reportedly referencing the War of 1812 while speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the two nations’ trade relationship, allegedly joking “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”
“SCOOP: When Trudeau pressed Trump on national security justification for tariffs on Canada Trump responded: ‘didn’t you guys burn down the WH?’ That was Britain during the War of 1812 http://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics/war-of-1812-donald-trump-justin-trudeau-tariff/index.html …,” tweeted Acosta.
SCOOP: When Trudeau pressed Trump on national security justification for tariffs on Canada Trump responded: “didn’t you guys burn down the WH?” That was Britain during the War of 1812 https://t.co/tj4iHX7wPD
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 6, 2018
One problem for Acosta… the British attack on the White House was a direct response to an American assault on Ontario, which would eventually become part of Canada.
Apparently the Smithsonian Institute agrees with the President, publishing an article titled, “Today We Celebrate the Time Canada Burned Down the White House.”
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 6, 2018
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.
ACOSTA GOES GLOBAL: The CNN Reporter HUMILIATES HIMSELF at International Conference
CNN’s senior White House correspondent took his anti-Trump road show onto the international stage Thursday, following the Commander-in-Chief to Europe to harass the President over his “America First” foreign policy.
The President was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, touting his “America First” agenda while speaking with foreign leaders and business executives from the world’s largest corporations.
After Trump says of Davos “It’s been really successful…” I asked him how he can be America First if he’s rubbing elbows with big wigs. He did not respond. Video from @ElizLanders pic.twitter.com/jPWWRfTLir
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 25, 2018
“We want great prosperity, and we want great peace, and that really is the message. A lot of people are coming back to the United States for jobs, we’re seeing tremendous investment and today’s been a very exciting day,” said Trump while exiting the high-level meetings.
Acosta pounced within seconds, nonsensically asking Trump how he plans to advance his agenda while speaking with foreign leaders.
“Mr. President, can you be ‘America First’ but also be rubbing elbows with all these big wigs?” shouted Acosta as the President walked away.