Kirsters Baish| We’re all used to CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta acting like an immature child when he doesn’t get his way, but what he did this week was low, even for him. Acosta actually got into an argument with the Secret Service… and it was caught on video.
Conservative Tribune commented on Acosta’s behavior, explaining that he played the “do you know who I am? card.” The news outlet wrote, “There’s a reason for this: Unlike athletes and singers and other such people who use the ‘do you know who I am?’ card, most people don’t know who White House press correspondents are. Dan Rather was arguably the most famous, but this was in the days before he was the host of the ‘CBS Evening News.'”
In short, not many people are going to be able to do whatever they please inside the White House briefing room. Jim Acosta is not one of those people, despite his own beliefs. Yup, this week Jim Acosta challenged the Secret Service, and they kicked his butt right out. One witness caught the whole thing on video, and it made its way all around Twitter.
The audio isn’t totally legible in the beginning of the video, but it seems as though Jim Acosta wasn’t wearing the appropriate security lanyard for the event. Thus, the Secret Service could not let him in.
Acosta kept arguing, trying to get in. He was clearly playing the “do you know who I am card.”
“I’ve been here five years and nobody’s …” Acosta pushed before shutting up.
The agent explained that she was sorry, and she hadn’t been there for five years. Acosta had to give up and walk away.
Conservative Tribune writes:
The original poster of the video characterized Acosta’s reaction as a “meltdown.” In all fairness, I wouldn’t go that far, but once you have to pull out any variation on the “do you know who I am?” card, well …
Acosta, for those of you who may have forgotten, is the same guy who actually decided to take to Twitter to complain that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hadn’t taken a question from him at three (three!) news conferences after making a scene about it in the media briefing.
Here was that petulance on display then:
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 5, 2018
We’re all tired of hearing celebrities and people who think they’re celebrities (cough cough, Jim Acosta) thinking that they deserve special treatment and that everyone should know who they are. Jim Acosta learned that the hard way.
Take a look at the video of the exchange below: