White House counselor Kellyanne Conway went on the attack while speaking with reporters on Tuesday. Before all was said and done, she made CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, the mainstream media’s resident “smartass,” wish that he was never born.
Perhaps it was the stress of preparing the president for Tuesday night’s address to the nation about securing the southern border. Perhaps she was already having a rough day. Perhaps she’s just sick and tired of playing nice after two years of biased reporting by the mainstream media, worst of all CNN.
Whatever the case may be, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, typically the picture of poise and tact, lost her cool with CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta while speaking to a group of reporters on Tuesday.
Everything was pretty normal, with the reporters asking their questions and Conway obliging them with inside information about the Trump administration, until Acosta chimed in out of left field, accusing President Donald Trump of being a liar. “Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?” Acosta asked.
“Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will? The whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?” Conway responded.
“I’m not the one who has the alternative-facts problem like you do,” Acosta said.
“This is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day,” Conway responded. “And let me get back in your face because you’re such a smartass most of the time and I know you want this to go viral.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?”
Conway: “Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will? … this is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day…because you’re such a smartass most of the time” pic.twitter.com/8fZ1iycl9R
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 8, 2019
“A lot of these people don’t like you, but let me just be respectful to the media writ large as I always am,” she continued, pointing to the other reporters gathered around her. “I explained that was alternative information and additional facts, and I explained it many times, and don’t you put it back in my face for all the corrections your network needs to issue.”
“I was on your network 25 or 26 times in 2018. I’m one of the last people here who even bothered to go on. And the disrespect that you show to me personally, I’ll just look past,” Conway concluded.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway referred to CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta as a “smartass” while speaking to a group of reporters on Tuesday.
Acosta asked Conway if President Donald Trump will tell the truth during his Tuesday night speech to the nation about securing the southern U.S. border. [Source: The Washington Free Beacon]
Frankly, we have never seen this kind of decorum — or lack thereof — from the press. It seems that many of these seasoned reporters, Acosta in particular, are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, just like the prominent Democrats who refuse to work with the president, even when he is advocating for issues they supported in the past, like border security.
President Trump has upset the status quo in Washington to such a degree that the mainstream media doesn’t know what to do with themselves. Can you even imagine if, in the hours leading up to a national address by former President Barack Obama, a reporter had the gall to ask if he would be telling the truth in his remarks?
It would have been a legitimate concern, seeing as Obama quickly earned himself a reputation as the Liar-in-Chief, but never in a million years would a reporter have gone there. They’d have been fired faster than you can say “Build the Wall,” labeled a racist, and run out of town.
Indeed, there is no mistaking the double-standard at play when it comes to the way the press handles President Donald Trump. Don’t believe me? Watch the video above.