The CNN White House reporter has been doing his job , which is to ask the President of the United States questions…(And his Communications team, Including the Press Sec)
Some are softballs…
Some are hardball’s pointed and probing….
Donald Trump doesn’t much like the hardball one’s….
He has a rough back and forth with the media preferring to interact with media types that go easy on him or advance his point’s of View….His latest comment was the media are ‘enemies of the state’
Acosta has NOT held back in continuing to ask questions that the President and his Press Sec have problems answering….
This week he got put on the spot by Trump supporters, which was promptly reported by the media….
Turns out that after Trump left the scene?
Those same supporters turned to talk to Acosta, get selfie with him and treat him like a rock star....
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday refused to say the media is not the enemy of the people in an extraordinary exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta, who has been at the center of a firestorm over President Trump and the press.
Sanders during the back and forth at the White House press briefing read off a laundry list of media reports she cited as unfair or misleading, calling the president’s repeated attacks on the press “completely understandable.”…
“You brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and called me a traitor to my own gender,” Sanders said.
“You did not say in the course of those remarks that you just made that the press is not the enemy of the people,” Acosta responded, before expressing compassion over how Sanders has been treated at times.
“We all get put through the wringer, we all get put through the meat grinder in this town, and you’re no exception and I’m sorry that happened to you. I wish that had not happened,” Acosta said.
Acosta noted that Ivanka Trump earlier in the day told Axios that she does not believe the media is the “enemy of the people,” as her father has repeatedly claimed. He asked if Sanders would be willing to do the same.
“For the sake of this room, the people that are in this room, this democracy, this country … the president of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people,” Acosta said. “His own daughter acknowledges that, and all I’m asking you to do, Sarah, is to acknowledge that right now and right here.”…