One of the well-known journalists from CNN got quite a surprise as he arrived at the White House. Anyone who may have seen this probably had quite a laugh as they witnessed the power of Trump and the little surprise that may or may not have been planned. Most likely not planned at all, but this sure caught CNN’s Jim Acosta off-guard. He was caught on camera having a meltdown when the White House Secret Service failed to recognize him as he tried to enter the White House yesterday.
Michael J. Morrison, who posted the video confirmed that Acosta was having a meltdown when the Secret Service stopped him after he had walked from the South Lawn into the White House without wearing his credentials around his neck. Sadly Morrison said that by the time he was able to get his camera out and start recording that Acosta was already cooling off.
Clearly defeated, as Acosta left he said: “I have been here 5 years and no one said anything to me before.”
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VIDEO: CNN's Jim Acosta having a meltdown at Secret Service for not recognizing him despite the fact that he's been there for 5 years. We captured part of it on video. pic.twitter.com/DNq1UkkpfO
— Michael J. Morrison (@OfficeOfMike) May 31, 2018
As reported on National Review, Acosta has a history of odd behavior:
“Jim Acosta, CNN’s White House correspondent, has been having a public meltdown regarding the president’s treatment of the media, and the Washington Post has noticed.
The Post’s media reporter, Paul Farhi, launched an inquiry into Acosta’s “grandstanding” in a piece in Sunday’s style section.
“Acosta’s remarks aren’t just blunt; they’re unusual. Reporters are supposed to report, not opine,” wrote Farhi. “Yet Acosta’s disdain has flowed openly, raising a question about how far a reporter — supposedly a neutral arbiter of facts, not a commenter on them — can and should go.”
While CNN host Brian Stelter’s 15-minute monologues moaning about Trump’s treatment of the press are run-of-the-mill for cable-news pundits, Acosta’s public displays of resistance in the White House press-briefing room break all precedent. Rather than press Sean Spicer or Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Trump’s agenda, Acosta has spent since roughly last February focusing on how the White House conducts its press briefings and how it treats CNN.
Acosta’s repeated badgering of Spicer to hold on-camera briefings creates clip-worthy scenes, which feel like a bold defense of journalism, even though, given the nature of White House press briefings, they do not actually matter much. Briefings say most about a president’s communications angle, and seeing as Trump seems not to have any clear communications strategy or message beyond his Twitter feed, the briefing has become little more than a charade.
That has not stopped Acosta from tweeting out photos of his socks at non-televised briefings (“I can’t show you a picture of Sean. So here is a look at some new socks I bought over the wknd”), changing his Twitter bio to “I believe in #realnews,” and lambasting an “erosion of our freedoms” at every possible television appearance.
Of course, CNN has been goading this inanity at every point of his performance, no doubt because this “feud” between CNN and the White House generates so many views. While Trump’s communications team has haplessly attempted to cling to #EnergyWeek and #InfrastructureWeek as the media cares only about Russia, CNN has sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the briefings at which cameras are prohibited. After all, nothing stands more in the way of democracy than not knowing what color tie Sean Spicer chose on a given day.
But of course, if Acosta has legitimate concerns with Trump’s policy and politics, it makes sense that he would clamor for direct access. For the sake of fairness, let’s go through Acosta’s journalistic highlights since the ascent of Trump.
While the rest of CNN’s reporters were presumably licking their wounds and listening to some spoken-word poetry following Trump’s victory, Acosta broke out some of the network’s hardest-hitting reporting, booking reservations at the Michelin-starred Jean Georges restaurant to stalk the then-president-elect at dinner with Reince Priebus and rumored secretary of state candidate Mitt Romney. At least 20 feet away from the dinner, Acosta live-tweeted all sorts of juicy scoops, such as “Trump crossing his arms for a good while now as Romney smiles and speaks” and “Fresh marshmallows are prepared as Trump, Romney, and Priebus dine.” Acosta was promptly “#busted” — yes, that’s a direct quote from Acosta’s tweets — when Trump approached Acosta, but that didn’t stop him from reporting later that “Trump, Romney, and Priebus have moved on to dessert.”
In June, Acosta was quick to quote an anonymous White House official, claiming that Trump did not meet with Representative Steve Scalise following the shooting at Alexandria. Fewer than 30 minutes later, Acosta debunked his own false claim, which had presumably come from a made-up or unreliable source.
Last Thursday, Acosta perpetuated the New York Times’ erroneous assertion that 17 intelligence agencies have claimed that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections (in fact, it was four), but not before calling Trump’s joint news conference in Poland a “fake news conference” for taking a question from a Daily Mail reporter who is “essentially an ally of the White House.”
Never mind that Trump also called on MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson at the conference. (Jackson called on Trump to formally acknowledge that Russia interfered in the election. Trump said that it might be Russia and then deflected to “But Obama” and a strange aside about Iraq’s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.)
Perhaps Acosta’s complaints would be more valid if he agitated for the rights of any other news organizations. Instead, his complaining revolves solely around Trump and CNN, obsessing over this relationship rather than what the government is actually doing.
Furthermore, Trump’s antipathy to the media is not exactly unprecedented. Throughout his presidency, Obama openly and repeatedly derided Fox News’s “destructive viewpoint.”
Less than a year into his presidency, Obama’s communications director, Anita Dunn, told the New York Times, “We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent.”
“Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic, but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition,” wrote the Times. “But shots are still being fired, which animates the idea that both sides see benefits in the feud.”
CNN Reporter Tries To Get ‘Cute’ With Melania – Proved She Packs A Perfect Punch
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First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham posted a sharp response to a CNN reporter who asked if Melania likes to watch CNN on Twitter Wednesday.
CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted:
NEW: I asked @StephGrisham45 whether @FLOTUS had comment on the new Trump/Cohen tape details, and if she indeed was watching @CNN aboard Air Force One, upsetting the president, as @maggieNYT & @katierogers reported last night. Here's the response I got: pic.twitter.com/SJbxbnolMp
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) July 25, 2018
Grisham said, “Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month. Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”
This comment came in response to a New York Times article that reported that Melania Trump was watching CNN on Air Force One, causing President Trump to get annoyed and demand that Fox News is played instead.
Trump Canceled Backstabbing Congress’ Fancy Picnic – Has Priceless Plan For All The Food
There was supposed to be an annual congressional picknick but since President Trump rightly so felt like Congress didn’t deserve to have one he canceled it on the spot. “We are going to cancel and postpone tomorrow’s congressional picnic,” Trump said. “It doesn’t feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we are doing something very important.” He added, “It didn’t feel exactly right to me.”
This is what some have all been waiting to see for decades now. Since the backstabbers in Congress have been avoiding doing their job for decades, it’s now being reported that President Trump hypothetically took them out behind the woodshed today. No, he didn’t beat them although the Liberal mainstream media may paint it as he did even worse to them.
But there was only one problem with the cancellation. The preparations had already begun.
The menu is awesome. It included ribeye Steaks, coleslaw, quinoa, spinach, black beans and a huge assortment of pies.
Since all this food was already being prepared President Trump decided to do what’s right. Instead of throwing it out he decided to feed all of the food to Walter Reed hospital patients, caregivers and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda.
This was later confirmed by a USO spokeswoman.
The canceled congressional picnic food, including rib eye steaks, spinach, cole slaw, quinoa, black beans and pies, will be served at a lunch today to Walter Reed hospital patients, caregivers and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, a USO spokeswoman tells me. https://t.co/dxv6RgVA6e
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 22, 2018
What a beautiful gesture, to give all that top notch food to American heroes instead of the jokers in Congress.
Update America covered more on the canceled party and presentation of a good meal to those who seemed to deserve it a lot more! “President Donald Trump surprised members of Congress earlier this week when he abruptly canceled the annual Congressional Picnic.
Basically, the president felt like they didn’t deserve it.
The menu included “ribeye steaks, spinach, coleslaw, quinoa, black beans and pies.”
Rather than let Congress throw a fancy picnic, President Trump’s administration decided to feed all of the food to “Walter Reed hospital patients, caregivers and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda,” Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reported.
That means America’s military heroes are going to be eating very good.
President Trump has called on Democrats to stop “obstructing” and work with Republicans to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Earlier this week, the president signed an executive order to keep immigrant families together. Now it’s lawmakers’ turn to do their job.
“We must maintain a Strong Southern Border. We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!”
Trump isn’t the only one who doesn’t seem happy with Congress. Their approval ratings aren’t doing so well among voters either.
“It’s no secret that Congress isn’t exactly the most popular institution in American government. But now it’s reaching new lows.
Congress sank to a 10% approval rating in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday, with roughly five in six Americans saying they disapprove of the country’s legislative body. This compares to an 18% approval rating in March. And if you’re searching for the main reason behind the drop, look no further than Republican voters.
Back in January and March, more than one in three Republicans said they had positive views of Congress, which is controlled by the GOP in both chambers.
But now, that’s plummeted to just 14% of Republican voters who give Congress a thumbs up. The new numbers come after a high-profile effort to repeal and replace Obamacare barely squeaked through the House and failed in a dramatic late-night vote in the Senate. Congress’s overall 10% approval is the lowest for Congress in Quinnipiac’s history of data back to 2003. Using Gallup data beyond that, it’s the lowest for Congress in data back to 1974. (Congress did reach a 9% approval rating in Gallup polling in November 2013 in the wake of a two-week government shutdown.) And to make matters worse, Republicans were Congress’s most supportive group. The low numbers stretch across every demographic division — only 12% of nonwhites, 12% of people under 35 years old, 11% of men, 10% of people over 65 years old, 9% of women and 9% of whites approve.
Support for Congress among independents has also bottomed out, falling from 18% in January to just 8% now. Democrats have remained essentially stable in the single digits.”
With all the issues we are facing today it’s no time for our so-called Representatives to be taking time to enjoy a BBQ. Especially when we have a party like the Democrats who seem intent on ruining our nation by forcing us into open borders along with the help of their mainstream media and celebrities who spread lies and misinformation.
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