CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was shouted down by a White House aide on Monday as he rattled off inane questions to President Trump about mythical collusion between his campaign and Russia.
“Make your way out. Let’s go. Move, Jim, let’s go. Keep going, Jim, let’s go. Jim, we’re leaving. Come on, Jim. Go. We’re done,” the aide can be heard yelling.
As she shouts, Acosta continues to badger the president about why his attorney Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly asserted that collusion is not a crime, despite Trump’s own claims that there was no coordination between his campaign and Moscow.
Acosta’s question and the White House aide’s effort to hustle him out of the room came as Trump wrapped up a photo opportunity with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ahead of a meeting.
Trump’s White House has had a particularly tense relationship with the fake news broad leader, CNN. Just last week, Kaitlan Collins, a reporter for the network, said she was barred from attending a presidential event after she asked questions deemed “inappropriate” by the White House.
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) July 30, 2018
“I’ve noticed and my colleagues have noticed with more frequency in these sort of Oval Office opportunities, the wranglers, the aides that work with the president are nearly shouting at the top of their lungs to make sure the president’s questions — the questions from the reporters can’t be heard,” Acosta lamented, “I had an aide next to my ear nearly screaming within the last several minutes when the president was with the Italian president in the Oval Office but it’s an example of just how hard they are trying to keep reporters from asking the president questions.”
Earlier this year, Acosta got a similar type of treatment, for the same type of childish behavior, when Jim Acosta bellowed at President Trump as he delivered his first in-person remarks on Thursday’s deadly shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland.
Trump, speaking at an event commemorating the six-month mark of the Republican tax law, said the newsroom shooting “shocked the conscience of our nation.”
“This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief,” Trump said. “Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.”
Trump said his administration “will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life.”
Trump was met with criticism following his remarks for his frequent targeting of the press and comments he has made calling reporters the “enemy of the people.”
“Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,” Acosta, a frequent target of the president, shouted at Trump.
The CNN reporter also shared a tweet about the incident shortly after the event, in which he stated the president neglected to respond to him.
“I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people,” Acosta said in the tweet. “He did not respond.”
The responses from Americans on Twitter were not kind, but they were quite entertaining.
He is not calling all journalists that. He is calling YOU an enemy of the people, because YOU ARE exactly that!
The most patriotic thing you could ever do would be to resign and move to Easter Island.
— overpasses4America (@o4america) June 29, 2018
My response to you Jim is he'll stop calling you the enemy of the people when you stop calling him enemy of the people when actually he was voted into office by the people.. stop reporting fake news.
— Carolyn S Knight (@Countrymoney) June 29, 2018
Oh, you most certainly ARE our enemy though! Your side is losing–and losing BADLY. We've had enough of the Left. We will leave you in ruins. Where and how will you broadcast your anarchy then?
— Reginald, of the Virginia Deplorables (@DumDems) June 29, 2018
Will you stop trying to smear him in EVERY story?
Will you stop pushing fake news?
Will you act like a PROFESSIONAL ADULT when you are in OUR White House?
Will you at least pretend to be reporting the news instead of pushing a narrative?
Or will YOU not respond?
— Libs Are Mental (@graphixpro1) June 29, 2018
I have seen you as our enemy since before 911. You all want to be the news today instead of justice reporting the facts. You all to make it bleed instead of just reporting it bleeds. The old saying if bleeds it leads is not enough for you anymore. You are the definition of bias.
— Melanie (@mefbama) June 29, 2018
Your worse than an enemy your a traitor to America
— MO FromTn (@mo_from_tn) June 29, 2018
You are the enemy of the POTUS as well as the American people. You are an arrogant bully and do not even deserve a seat in the press briefings. Your organization is nothing but a Soros propaganda machine. You wouldn't report the truth for all the money in the world. ur bought
— ADOPTDONTSHOP (@lbasscook) June 29, 2018
You embarrassed yourself and @CNN again Jimbo !!
— Greg Elliott (@grege1953) June 29, 2018
Why don't you ask him something important like who is Q ?
— #PatriotsFight (@TerriNiece) June 29, 2018
Fakest of fake news right here folks! ????????
— KitKatCadillac ???????? (@Kittens4milk) June 29, 2018
You knew answer, he knew answer , shows your maturity and wisdom .
You have ZERO IN BOTH QAULITIES
— Thom Vang???????????????????????????? blocked by liberals (@foreverracin) June 29, 2018
You and your shit show network spew hate !!
— Florida For Trump (@bigboater88) June 29, 2018
— TrumpSlide_2020 (@TrumpSlide_2020) June 29, 2018
As soon as you stop being the enemy of the people, he'll stop calling you the enemy of the people. Not before.
— Jack Daw (@_Jack_Daw) June 29, 2018
Because You ARE the Enemy of the People
You Don't Even Ask Policy Questions
You Just ATTACK Our President & Ask Dumb Questions About Your Own Made Up Hoaxes#GrowUp Losers!! ????
— Rigged Game (@Jacked_Game) June 29, 2018
You don't merit a response, Jimbo, and you know that.
This is all about attention for little Jimmy, and good for you, you got it.
— NRA Troll (@Marcus_Porcius2) June 29, 2018
The president and his supporters have targeted Acosta repeatedly, most recently chanting “Go home, Jim!” at the CNN reporter during a Trump rally in South Carolina on Monday. Multiple reporters said a woman verbally attacked Acosta, who was standing in the press area.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
October 1st, 2018