Reporters are INVITED to the special briefings. They have no right to be there at all. None. They are there by invitation. It has nothing to do with the idea of a free press any more than the press has a right to enter your home and demand you answer their questions.
President Trump had to tell Acosta three times to surrender the microphone after Acosta pushed away the woman whose job it is to retrieve the microphone. Acosta is a little man who is a sissy for disrespecting the rules, women and especially America with his disrespect for the rules. According the Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Acosta put “his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” Video of the incident showed Acosta had raised an arm to shield the roving microphone from being taken from him by the intern, saying, “Pardon me, ma’am,” after his making brief contact with her. “I will tell you that CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them”, President Trump said. “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.” Subsequently, Acosta’s press pass, US Secret Service security credentials facilitating entry onto the White House grounds, was suspended “until further notice.” Good. Great, in fact because this horrid little creature doesn’t know how to play by the rules.
Acosta and CNN, his employer are “dangerous” and “disturbingly un-American”.
According to hostile, Trump-hating CNN: “Acosta asked Trump if he thought he had demonized immigrants in the closing days of his campaign, but Trump responded he wanted immigrants to come in legally as the two frequent sparring partners spoke over each other. Acosta brought up the Trump ad that his network and others, including Fox News, refused to air as racist; it tied an illegal immigrant murderer to the caravan and warned of a Democratic takeover.
“Do you think they were actors? … I think you should let me run the country, and you run CNN,” Trump said.
Trump wanted to move onto another reporter, but Acosta wouldn’t give up the microphone when an aide sought to tug it away from him. He sought to ask a question about the Russia investigation, but Trump said he didn’t have any worry about the “hoax” and told him to put down the microphone.
“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump said to Acosta. “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN. You are a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is horrible.”
CNN’s communications team responded to the exchange by condemning Trump and saying they “stand behind” Acosta and his fellow journalists around the country. Acosta’s father was born in Cuba. At age 11, Acosta’s father arrived as a refugee from Cuba three weeks prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis so Acosta, was born and raised in Virginia. How he got so rude and dysfunctional ia mystery but he did it himself. .
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in response that Republicans “value a free press, but it’s unfortunate that some reporters seem more interested in getting their own cable show than doing their jobs.”
“The media grandstanding has gone overboard,” she added.
We all value a free press, but it’s unfortunate that some reporters seem more interested in getting their own cable show than doing their jobs.
The media grandstanding has gone overboard. https://twitter.com/CNNPR/status/1060237796835770368 …
CNN’s response to @realDonaldTrump’s press conference today: