Jim Acosta, CNN’s White House correspondent best-known for being the most vocal provocateur in the press pool, took it to a new level in Singapore yesterday. Watch (below) as Acosta interrupts the historic summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un by shouting questions at the most inappropriate time imaginable.
As President Trump was signing the document, Acosta indignantly shouted, “Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?”
As it would have been an inappropriate moment to react, Trump remains silent. That is when Acosta asked another question: “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?” (RELATED: CNN’s Jim Acosta Freaks Out When Secret Service Agent Doesn’t Recognize Him).
Acosta was on a roll yesterday in his attempt to annoyingly seek attention. Earlier in the day, Acosta shouted at Trump from a long distance away: “Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir? Any progress, Mr. president.” He added, “Mr. Kim, will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2018
Acosta was admonished on Twitter for his childish behavior, and many are calling for his White House press credentials to be pulled.
One would compare Acosta’s actions to a Democratic operative, but one would imagine that even a staffer at the DNC would be respectful at such an extraordinary, historic moment.
— 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
You should really shut up about yourself and just report.
— Citizen (@strongthought) June 12, 2018
You’re a hack pic.twitter.com/EuajMbtnpG
— Dan Amato (@clearedapproach) June 12, 2018
You yelled it out at a completely inappropriate time. You’re a disgrace.
— Mike (@Chi_Mike) June 12, 2018
As Acosta well knows, President Trump negotiated the release of Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned in North Korea for 18 months after reportedly stealing a propaganda poster off a wall.
After Trump’s actions, Otto’s father Fred Warmbier opined, “We’re so thankful.” But sadly, Warmbier didn’t live long after returning home after months of torture by the horrible regime. But his parents were relieved that he could at least pass away at home after they were ignored by the Obama administration.
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 die in vain." pic.twitter.com/cBnGWD7PHj
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 12, 2018
Hours after Acosta’s childish shouting, Trump held a press conference where he took reporters’ questions, and he addressed Warmbier’s treatment and released a statement noting “he didn’t die in vain.” Trump added, “He had a lot to do with us speaking today.”
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