Skip to comments.Trump scolds CNN’s Jim Acosta in India: ‘You ought to be ashamed of yourself’
Posted on 02/25/2020 7:33:50 AM PST by jazusamo
President Trump scolded CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Tuesday during a press conference in India, telling the reporter he should be ashamed and blasting the liberal network.
Acosta asked Trump if he would accept foreign interference in the upcoming election and how he could justify replacing Joseph Maguire as acting director of national intelligence.
The president didnt appreciate the two-part question.
First of all, I want no help from any country, and I havent been given help from any country, Trump answered before referencing a report that CNN had to walk back on Sunday. If you see what CNN, your wonderful network said, I guess they apologized in a way. Didnt they apologize for the fact that they said certain things that werent true? Tell me, what was their apology yesterday? What did they say?
Acosta fired back, Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes.
Trump responded by attacking the credibility of Acosta and CNN.
Your record is so bad that you ought to be ashamed of yourself. You have probably the worst record in the history of broadcasting, Trump said as Acosta attempted to interrupt.
As far as Maguire is concerned, hes a terrific guy but on March 11 his time ended anyway his time came up, so we would have had to, by statute, we would have had to change him anyway, Trump said.
The combative Acosta then asked if the acting director of national intelligence will have experience in the field.
Yes, were talking to five different people right now. I think all people that youd know, all people that you respect and Ill make a decision probably over the next week to two weeks, Trump said. We have some very good people.
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He and CNN have no shame.
As his TDS appears to have fully infected what remains of his mind, Acosta needs to be closely monitored and kept far away from the President as would any mentally incapacitated person would be.
Why even respond to that turd?
acosta keeps trumps approval numbers rising...
way to go jimbo
or is he fredo?
Thats why I dont watch CNN.
That's what I don't get. Why call on him? Why invite him at all? And when he starts spouting off, why not call on a real journalist (surely the White House has allowed SOME into the room, right? Maybe?) who will then stand up and talk over Acosta? On the other hand, the more average Americans see this Acosta propaganda crap, the more fired up they become to vote for Trump in November.
It’s street theater, Trump style. He uses him as a straight man.
Minions of the Ministry of Propaganda have no shame.
I am still surprised that the MSM and Acosta in particular that claim they are so smart haven’t figured that out yet. Or maybe they did and are secretly working with Trump to get him re-elected.;-)
Acosta is a spoiled brat. President should have refused to take his question.
He didn’t have to call on Acosta.
I think Trump wanted this public international smackdown of CNN and its DC mouthpiece.
The term is muckraker.
Acosta is a lying muckraker
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As big of a fool Acosta looks like to us, on the other side they’re watching a different movie, as Scott Adams would say. He’s Woodward and Bernstein put together.
You are correct. The operative word is international
The whole world now knows Acosta is an asshole
Margaret Dumont never figured out Groucho’s jokes, either.
A good point, you may well be right.
lol...true! She was the perfect foil for Groucho.
Shame is not a concept that Acosta understands, that goes for the whole of CNN.
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