Kirsters Baish| The mainstream media and liberal America has been against Trump from the git go. Even since before he took the win in the 2016 presidential election against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, the left has been so far off the grid on their “anti-Trump” stance. They were never going to give him a chance.
One of Trump’s biggest critics, who is in fact one of the largest critics of the Trump administration as a whole, is none other than CNN’s resident pot-stirrer, Jim Acosta. Acosta seems to enjoy publicly fighting with both the President and members of his administration, such as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Just take a look at what the CNN reporter’s Thursday tweet, in which he complained that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had refused to publicly denounce claims made by the President that the mainstream media is the enemy of the American people.
Acosta tweeted out, “I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn’t do it. Shameful.”
I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
The Hill reports that the CNN reporter and the White House Press Secretary had taken part in an “intense” debate. The news outlet wrote that “Acosta had left the briefing before it ended, tweeting that he was ‘saddened’” by the argument.
It’s no surprise to see Jim Acosta whining and walking out of White House press briefings. He acts like a child and expects everyone to do things his way all the time. Seriously, just look at the situation. Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn’t say what Jim Acosta wanted her to say, so instead of doing his job and staying for the rest of the press briefing, Acosta walked out like an angry child who didn’t get their way.
Republican political consultant and focus group master Frank Luntz asked on Twitter, “Why continue working the @WhiteHouse beat if you’re going to walk out of press briefings because you didn’t like the answer to a question?” The question was directly at Acosta, as Luntz was directly replying to the CNN reporter’s tweet.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 2, 2018
Conservative Tribune writes of Luntz’s question:
That same question, or at least a similar version of it, needed to be asked Tuesday after Acosta whined and complained about the harsh treatment he received from Trump supporters at a rally in Tampa, Florida.
Acosta was harangued by the crowd with loud chants of “CNN sucks!” and “fake news!” — among other choice words and gestures — while he was attempting to deliver a live report ahead of the rally for CNN host Wolf Blitzer’s program.
But the treatment Acosta received from Trump supporters at the rally didn’t occur in some sort of vacuum. It was in response to the plethora of exceptionally biased and opinionated reports Acosta has delivered against Trump and the administration over the past year and a half … not the sort of behavior one expects from a purportedly unbiased and professional journalist reporting nothing but facts.
Mediaite.com reports that instead of going back on the President’s comment that the media is the enemy of the American people, she said the following: “The president does think that the media holds a responsibility. We fully support a free press, but there also comes a high level of responsibility with that. The media routinely reports on classified information and government secrets that put lives in danger and risk valuable national security tools. This has happened both in our administration and in past administrations. One of the worst cases was the reporting on the U.S. ability to listen to Osama bin Laden’s satellite phone in the late ’90s. Because of that reporting he stopped using that phone and the country lost valuable intelligence. Unfortunately it’s now standard to abandon common-sense ethical practices. This is a two-way street. We certainly support a free press, we certainly condemn violence against anybody, but we also ask people act responsibly and report accurately and fairly.”
Jim Acosta has been nothing but disrespectful to President Trump and the rest of his administration officials. Acosta has turned himself into an “enemy of the people.” He didn’t need Trump to put a label on it, because clearly more than half of Americans are not blind to the lies of the mainstream media if Trump won the election.