White House advisor Kellyanne Conway ripped into the once-banned CNN reporter Jim Acosta, calling him a “smart***.”
Conway tore into Acosta after the CNN reporter badgered her about whether or not President Donald Trump would tell the truth in his prime time speech to the nation later tonight.
In typical Acosta fashion, the CNN reporter interrupts Conway in order to get his two cents. He asks, “Can you promise that the President will tell the truth tonight? Will he tell the truth?”
That’s when Kellyanne spit roasted Acosta.
She responded to Acosta, “Yes Jim, can you promise that you will? The whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?”
Acosta floundered in his reply, stating, “I’m not the one who has an alternative facts problem like you do.”
Kellyanne sarcastically tells Acosta, “Make sure that goes rival.”
She then gets deadly serious:
“This is why I’m one of the only people around here who gives you the time of the day. Let me get back in your face because you are such a smart*** most of the time and I know you want this to go viral. A lot of these people don’t like you. But let just be respectful to the media at large as I always am. I explained that was alternative information and additional facts. And I explained it many times. And don’t you put it back in my face for all the corrections that your network needs to issue. I was on your network 25 or 26 times in 2018. I’m one of the last people here who even bothered to go on. And the disrespect that you show to me personally, I’ll just look past.”
When Acosta tried to grovel after being thoroughly rebuked, Conway kicked him while he was down, “Don’t call me m’am to make it up.”
Just look at this fiery takedown:
CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?”
Conway: “Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will? … this is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day…because you’re such a smartass most of the time” pic.twitter.com/8fZ1iycl9R
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 8, 2019
Jim Acosta is a known troublemaker. He famously had his White House press pass revoked when he got into a physical altercation with a White House aide who was attempting to take his microphone away in order to give it to another reporter during a press briefing with President Donald Trump in the East Room.
Acosta’s White House press pass was reinstated by a judge.