Wow… CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta just never learns. It is beyond me why this guys still has White House press credentials. He constantly interrupts White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and President Trump when he is in the room. And yesterday’s historic North Korean peace summit was no exception. Acosta rudely and unprofessionally shouted questions at the President while he was meeting with Kim Jong-Un. I suggest he not do that in North Korea. Kim has people executed for far less.
“Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?” Acosta shouted as Trump while he was signing a document. President Trump actually answered that one a few moments later and then Acosta had the nerve to shout yet another question at him. “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?” As if Acosta gives a flying crap about that poor kid. His intention was to stir up trouble and make President Trump look bad. He failed big time. President Trump was the one who negotiated the release of Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned in North Korea for 18 months for allegedly stealing a poster off of a wall. He was brought home after being drugged and tortured into a coma by the North Koreans. The young man passed away shortly after returning to his parents.
Acosta had also done this earlier in the day. He was some distance away from President Trump when he started yelling more questions. “Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir? Any progress, Mr. President?” That time, he got the cold shoulder from the President, but he persisted, “Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?” Unbelievable – I’m not sure that Kim speaks English, although he went to western schools, so he may. He did not even acknowledge Acosta’s existence and I don’t blame him. Acosta really crossed the line this time.
North Koreans under the Hermit Kingdom’s control have been taught that Americans are evil barbarians that should be k****d. This week, another CNN reporter asked a group of North Korean kids whether they wanted to shoot him and they of course replied, “Yes, yes!” I think many Americans can relate for different reasons. I mean it is CNN – idiocy is rampant over there.
Acosta’s outburst is possibly the worst and most unprofessional thing we have seen to date from a CNN reporter and that’s saying something. I wonder exactly what it will take to remove him from the White House press pool. Acosta didn’t just embarrass himself, he embarrassed his country and our President pulling these stunts. Americans on Twitter called Acosta “ruthless” and “disgraceful.”
Hours after Acosta’s horrid behavior, President Trump took questions from the media. He addressed the sad plight of Otto during this session and said that he did not d*e in vain. “He had a lot to do with us speaking today,” Trump added. And that is true… in some ways, this summit could not have happened without that tragic event and President Trump is still fighting for Otto and his memory.
After all that happened yesterday in a whirlwind of politically historic proportions, Jim Acosta earned a much deserved rebuke from President Trump today. He told Acosta to “be nice” and “be respectful” when asking a question during a news conference following his summit meeting in Singapore with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un. “Go ahead. Be nice. Be respectful,” Trump said after calling on Acosta.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 12, 2018
“I’ll be very respectful, sir. What did Kim Jong-Un say to you to give you the confidence that for once in the history of North Korea they are not cheating the system and gaming the world and gaming the people who will have to go in and make sure they are giving up their nuclear arsenal?” Very fair question,” Trump stated. And for once, that was a decent question. “He mentioned the fact they proceeded down the path in the past and nothing got done. In one case, they took billions of dollars during the Clinton regime. Took billions of dollars and nothing happened,” he continued.
“He brought it up to me. He said we have never gotten this far. I don’t think they have ever had the confidence in a President they have right now for getting things done and ability to get things done. He was very firm in the fact that he wants to do this — I think he might want to do this as much or even more than me,” the President said. “Because they see a bright future for North Korea. You never know. We never know. We signed a comprehensive document today. I think most of you have been given that document. We signed a very, very comprehensive document and I believe he will live up to that document.” He’s referring to a document the two leaders signed inking unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for the eventual denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Looks like Acosta got another reprieve from President Trump. But really… this guy just needs to go.
Trump: "I think without Otto [Warmbier] this would not have happened. Something happened from that day — it was a terrible thing. It was brutal … I really think that Otto is someone who did not d*e in vain." pic.twitter.com/cBnGWD7PHj
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 12, 2018
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2018
Jim Acosta just asked "Can you talk about Otto Warmbier?" while Trump and Kim signed their joint document. Ruthless.
— Austin Vesely (@AustinVesely) June 12, 2018
You yelled it out at a completely inappropriate time. You’re a disgrace.
— Mike (@Chi_Mike) June 12, 2018
— GunnarEricsson (@GunnarBEricsson) June 12, 2018
Jim @Acosta is a threat to National Security. There should be consequences for yelling out those disgusting comments.
— Bryan Robinson (@bryansitoo) June 12, 2018
CNN's Jim @Acosta is the human equivalent of a video filmed vertically.
Just rude and disrespectful at a historic moment.
— Joshua Brown 🇺🇸 (@JoshuaBrown18) June 12, 2018
@Acosta interferes with a historical process. The people of North Korea are starving & in need of aid. We need a more peaceful world.
For the interest of our nation, please @POTUS, revoke Acosta’s press pass.
What he did today was tantamount to treason.
— APeacefulPlace (@APeacefulPlace3) June 12, 2018
The unmistakable voice of CNN's @Acosta shouting questions at Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un:
"Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?" pic.twitter.com/ISQfpvryWZ
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 12, 2018