It’s safe to say President Donald Trump does not like CNN, but who could blame him? The shamelessly liberal outlet has been dubbed the “Clinton News Network” for good reason. During his recent press conference, Trump delivered an epic one-liner after CNN reporter Jim Acosta accused the White House of bias.
This isn’t the first time Acosta has tangled with Trump. According to The Washington Free Beacon, last month, Trump called CNN “fake news” to Acosta’s face as the reporter was trying to ask a question. Then, on Wednesday, Acosta blatantly accused the White House of bias.
“The two questions that were asked or called upon from the president in this news conference went to the Christian Broadcasting Network, which is obviously owned by Pat Robertson, the televangelist down in Virginia. It’s a very conservative broadcasting network, and Townhall.com, which is a very conservative news website,” Acosta said on air with regards to the joint press conference between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“And so in the last three news conferences, all of the questions to the American news media have been handled by conservative press, and I think there’s no other way to describe it but the fix is in,” Acosta added repugnantly. “This White House, this president, does not want to answer questions, critical questions, about his associates, his aides’ contacts with the Russians during the course of that campaign just as his national security adviser is being run out of this White House on a rail.”
Acosta concluded, “I think that this only, you know, they may think that this is being cute or they think this is strategic in terms of trying to shield the president from questions, but those questions can only be shielded for so long.”
Apparently trying to clear the air and mend some fences between the two men the next day, Acosta began on Thursday by saying, “For the record, we don’t hate you, I don’t hate you.” It was a bold move, but Trump quickly shut him down, saying, “Ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job,” in reference to CNN’s president.
“Your ratings aren’t as good as some of the other people,” Trump added, to which Acosta stupidly responded, “They’re pretty good right now actually, Mr. President.”
On the contrary, even Snopes admitted, “Fox News is well above both CNN and MSNBC in television viewership and has increased their lead since the 2016 election.” So, it looks like Trump was right about that one. Sorry, Acosta, better luck next time.
If this is how press conferences are going to be under the Trump administration, I can’t wait for more. I just love seeing the president shut down members of the media who for years have had free range to be as misleading and biased as their little liberal hearts desired. Bravo, President Trump!