CNN reporter Jim Acosta tried to get cute in front of reporters in India and President Trump immediately made him pay.
Trump, speaking on a wide array of topics at a press conference in India, actually offered a bit of praise for the left-leaning network. He noted a report on Russian election interference supposedly favoring the President that would eventually have to be walked back.
“First of all, I want no help from any country, and I haven’t been given help from any country,” Trump insisted regarding the constant drumbeat of Russian interference.
“If you see what CNN, your wonderful network said, I guess they apologized in a way,” he said to Acosta. “Didn’t they apologize for the fact that they said certain things that weren’t true? Tell me, what was their apology yesterday? What did they say?”
Acosta then delivered a line only an oblivious cretin could possibly think was a solid retort.
CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours, sometimes.”pic.twitter.com/oyYEX3kW4a
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 25, 2020
Acosta Gets Laid Out
After Trump chided Acosta for his network having to walk back yet another fake news report, CNN’s resident resistance hack couldn’t help but try to embarrass the President on foreign soil.
“Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes,” he quipped.
The reality, of course, says quite the contrary, but so did President Trump right then and there. You didn’t think he was going to let that slide, did you?
“Your record is so bad that you ought to be ashamed of yourself. You have probably the worst record in the history of broadcasting,” shutting down Acosta’s repeated attempts to interrupt.
The only false word in that statement is “probably.” CNN definitely has the worst record out of all the far-left networks.
Jim @Acosta calling the president a liar to his face in front of a foreign audience on the basis of nothing is a bad look. He came all the way around the world to make a jerk out of himself
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) February 25, 2020
Embarrassed Yet Again
We’d ask if Acosta has no shame but the answer is already glaringly apparent. He likes making press conferences about him and seemingly doesn’t mind getting torn to shreds in the public square.
Dancing like a circus clown for your resistance audience is embarrassing, and it doesn’t change CNN’s garbage record when it comes to reporting the truth.
They just had to settle a massive lawsuit with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann after the cable news station smeared him as a racist for the crime of wearing a MAGA hat.
Who did your network just settle a lawsuit with again?
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 23, 2020
Acosta must have forgotten about that.
It must have also slipped his mind the time CNN once had a ‘journalist of the year’ forced to resign after it was discovered he fabricated his stories “on a grand scale” for many years.
Or the time three of their reporters had to leave the network after the publication of a ‘fake news’ report on Russia that was later retracted.
Or when they blatantly helped doctor a call transcript with Ukraine to help fuel impeachment.
Or the numerous other stories that were proven to be false.
Steve Krakauer, a former senior digital producer for CNN, once blasted Acosta as “truly an embarrassment, on multiple levels,” adding that he “give(s) all good journalists a bad name.”
Like clockwork, Acosta has proven him right once again.