An incredible video is going viral after CNN reporter Jim Acosta decided to run his mouth, insisting that President Donald Trump watches CNN. Too bad for him, things immediately blew up in his face as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded – and she slammed him so hard that the entire press room erupted.
It’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned in the White House press briefing room. On occasion, reporters get a little bolder when it comes to the questions they ask, and sometimes, they’re downright out of control.
Perhaps the biggest proof of this reality though is none other than Jim Acosta, who has attacked both President Trump and Sarah Sanders on several occasions. However, he always seems to come out looking like a doofus each and every time.
Too bad for him, it seems that he has yet to learn why it’s a good idea to avoid humiliating himself as he’s once again decided to run his mouth. According to BizPac Review, CNN’s Jim Acosta told White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that he “thinks Trump watches a lot of CNN.”
Once again presuming to know things that he really just doesn’t, Acosta was in for a bit more than he bargained with his most recent ignorant comment. In fact, Sanders would end up slamming him so hard that the entire press room erupted.
“There are folks out there that said there is a cause and effect, that he watches something on ‘Fox & friends’ and then he tweets about it. Is that what happened this morning; does that go on?” he asked.
Sanders fired back: “I’m sure that you are disappointed that he is not watching CNN.”
“I think he watches a lot of CNN, if you don’t mind me saying,” Acosta then said.
Sanders then put the nail in the coffin: “I don’t think that’s true; your numbers would be higher.” [Source: IJ Review]
As can be heard in the clip capturing the exchange, a loud, audible “whoa” echoed as the room reacted. Embarrassed as always, Acosta then tried to defend the honor of the fake news network.
“They’re actually better than they’ve been in a long time but—” he started saying before being quickly interrupted by no-nonsense Sanders. Taking away the platform he was about to use to lie to the American people, Sanders then forced the conversation back to the matter at hand.
In all, she reassured the room that Trump had actually tweeted about the issues he’s been talking about for weeks and that this was not something “that just happened this morning.” Seeing how Acosta is from inside these circles, you’d think he would understand that most politicians and pundits are talking about the same thing a lot of the time.
After all, when something happens in this country, the president is informed of it. It’s really as simple as that. So, the fact that Trump would tweet about something that the news is talking about isn’t all that out-of-the-ordinary – unless, of course, you’re Jim Acosta and looking for something to complain about.
CNN’s ratings are in the can, and it’s because of the desperate and pathetic tactics that continue to be used by reporters like Acosta. You’d think they’d learn, but at this point, they have yet to do so. It either boils down to the fact that they don’t care anymore if the American people know they’re reporting is extremely biased or they’re simply gluttons for punishment. Either way, this is no way any respectable organization should be acting. I’d say Acosta should be ashamed, but I fear he’s lost that ability a long time ago, along with his dignity.