Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka was waiting to meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday, when CNN’s Jim Acosta insulted him for no apparent reason. However, Acosta immediately got what was coming to him — he was promptly ruined in front of the entire White House press pool and decided to hide in the back of the room like a coward until he saw Gorka leave.
Noted conservative commentator Sebastian Gorka, who just debuted his SALEM Radio Network show “America First,” was waiting for a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, when CNN’s Jim Acosta spotted him and decided to throw an unwarranted insult his way.
“I was waiting inside the entrance of the Briefing Room for a private meeting with the president,” Gorka told The Daily Caller. Acosta walked in, then, according to Gorka, touched his arm and said, “Why are you here? This place is for journalists only.”
Wow! Unbelievably NASTY decorum in White House Press Briefing room! @Acosta walks by new radio show host @SebGorka and says to him: “Why are you here? This place is for journalists only.” Really Jim? And #FakeNewsers too? Welcome to the press room, Seb!
— John Fredericks (@jfradioshow) January 17, 2019
Gorka and Acosta had been in the same building together on multiple occasions before this incident, but they had never formally met.
The altercation occurred in front of fellow SALEM host Mike Gallagher and Sirius Patriot XM host David Webb, who also made headlines this week when CNN analyst Areva Martin accused him of “white privilege.” However, Webb is black.
CNN analyst Areva Martin put herself into an awkward situation on Tuesday when she accused a black conservative radio host of operating with “white privilege.”
Sirius XM radio host and Fox News Contributor David Webb brought Martin onto his radio show to discuss diversity in media, and he noted that he has always considered his accomplishments to be more important than his skin color when applying to jobs.
“I’ve chosen to cross different parts of the media world, done the work so that I’m qualified to be in each one. I never considered my color to be the issue — I considered my qualifications to be the issue,” Webb explained.
Martin, apparently unaware that she was talking to a black man, said that Webb’s approach to media came from a place of white privilege. [Source: The Daily Caller]
Webb confirmed the altercation between Gorka and Acosta on Thursday, saying, “I was right next to Sebastian and he reported accurately what Acosta said. Acosta was serious and condescending.”
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) January 18, 2019
However, Gorka did not let the nasty CNN correspondent walk away unscathed. “Abilio ‘Jim’ Acosta, you are a d*ckhead,” he fired back after Acosta accused him of not being an actual journalist.
“For the next 40 minutes, he hid in the back and didn’t come out as I was right by the exit, until I went to the Oval Office,” Gorka recounted. “Jim Acosta is actually worse than anyone imagined. He’s definitely not a journalist, and he is clearly a cowering coward. I just feel sorry for anyone who is in the White House pool with him and know he is hated by all the actual journalists in the White House.”
Gallagher relayed the story on his daily radio show Friday morning, saying:
[Acosta] looks at Dr. Gorka, puts a hand on his arm, and says “you don’t belong here, this room is for journalists.”
And then he walks away, like a hit and run. At first I thought maybe they were friends, in a weird way, but then I looked at Jim Acosta and he was serious. He was trying to humiliate Gorka.
You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Gorka bellow, “ABILIO!” in the briefing room.
The irony is thick with this one. Jim Acosta accusing Sebastian Gorka of not being a real journalist? It’s hilarious, considering Acosta is perhaps the most notorious purveyor of fake news in the business. Considering the run-ins both Sebastian Gorka and his colleague David Webb have had with personalities from CNN this week, it’s probably safe to say this is the most hostile network on the air.