Kirsters Baish| CNN’s “State of the Union” host, Jake Tapper, hopped on Twitter this past Saturday in order to talk about National Security Adviser John Bolton’s appearance on the show and why it didn’t happen. He mentioned President Donald Trump’s “attack” on CNN during a press conference in the United Kingdom. It was pretty evident that Tapper’s tweet was meant skew Americans’ understanding of the situation in order to make them feel for Acosta and the liberal fake news network.
“Update: [John Bolton] had been locked in for tomorrow’s [State of the Union]. Then the president attacked CNN during his UK presser, and our WH correspondent tried to ask a question. We are told Amb. Bolton remains fully prepared to do the interview but the White House has canceled it,” Tapper wrote on Twitter.
Update: @AmbJohnBolton had been locked in for tomorrow’s @CNNSOTU. Then the president attacked CNN during his UK presser, and our WH correspondent tried to ask a question. We are told Amb. Bolton remains fully prepared to do the interview but the White House has canceled it.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 14, 2018
Just leave it to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to put Tapper in his place. She wasn’t about to let CNN be the only source for the story.
Sanders sent out a reply to Tapper’s tweet. She clearly explained exactly why the White House cancelled the appearance.
“Actually a [CNN] reporter disrespected [President Trump] & [Prime Minister] May during their press conf. Instead of rewarding bad behavior, we decided to reprioritize the TV appearances for administration officials,” Sanders tweeted out.Sanders is pretty good at destroying liberal narratives with just the cold hard truth. She knows how to serve up the facts!
Actually a @CNN reporter disrespected @POTUS & PM May during their press conf. Instead of rewarding bad behavior, we decided to reprioritize the TV appearances for administration officials. https://t.co/58LaJH6WaD
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 14, 2018
It was clear that Jake Tapper sent out his tweet in order to try and sway Americans toward an anti-Trump rhetoric because he “attacked” CNN. Sanders was simply trying to tell America the truth.
It’s not hard to realize that Jim Acosta was the one being disrespectful at the press briefing. He rudely called out while Trump was holding the joint conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, however. Acosta has made a habit of yelling out of turn during important press briefings and White House events.
President Trump was fielding questions when he deiced to skip over CNN’s Jim Acosta. He then explained that he wouldn’t answer questions from a “fake news” network. He then picked Fox News’ John Roberts to ask a question saying, “Let’s go to a real network.”
Take a look at the clip below:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 13, 2018
“We’re a real network, too, sir,” Acosta could be heard shouting back as the President asked Fox News’ Roberts to go on with his question.
President Trump’s refusal to answer Acosta’s question from CNN didn’t seem provoked, but when we look back on some of the things that Acosta has said and done recently, this is not the case.
Conservative Tribune writes of Acosta’s recent behavior:
Acosta’s constant interruptions and inappropriate questions have led the Trump administration to call for his press credentials to be pulled on numerous occasions. It seems as though the time has finally come for someone to tell Acosta he won’t get any more respect for the organization he represents by shouting for attention like a child.
As Sanders explained, the cancellation of Bolton’s appearance on “The State of the Union” serves as an important lesson, as the Trump administration is finished “rewarding” rude and unacceptable behavior.
If CNN knows what is good for their network, they will stop allowing Acosta to attend any and all White House events.