CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is damn lucky to have a job, what with the way he has conducted himself in the press room for the last two years. You would think that someone who has singlehandedly turned the reputation of the White House press corps into a running joke would think about toning it down every now and again. Maybe stop pretending he’s the star of the show and just, you know, report the facts?
But no, that’s not Jim Acosta’s way. He’s there to turn himself into Trump’s “nemesis,” and everything he asks, does, says, or tweets is geared to bolstering his reputation. Not with the public, mind you, but with that small sliver of the public that both watches CNN and considers itself part of the Resistance.
And so we got this embarrassing stuff on Thursday.
From Fox News:
CNN’s Jim Acosta on Thursday bemoaned the fact that President Trump didn’t call on him during a news conference after the abrupt end of the Hanoi summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
During a segment following the news conference, Acosta asserted that Trump may have avoided White House press corps journalists in an effort to dodge questions about Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, who testified Wednesday on the Capitol Hill.
“First of all, we have to point out the obvious, which is the president steered clear largely during this news conference of the White House press corps and instead selected journalists at random from the other side of the room, where foreign journalists were seated,” Acosta said.
But Acosta didn’t mention that Trump called on at least two journalists from the White House press corps, including CBS’s Major Garrett – who was the first reporter called on – and ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who quizzed Trump on Cohen’s testimony.
Fox News also reported that Trump took questions from Bloomberg, the Washington Post, NPR, and The New York Times. Not exactly a quartet of conservative-friendly publications, as far as we can tell.
So what Acosta really meant by pointing out the “obvious” was that Trump didn’t call on widdle ol’ him.
What a clown.