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CNN reporter Jim Acosta had yet another shockingly uncomfortable exchange with President Trump during a press conference Wednesday. This one may have been the worst yet. It was the president’s post-midterms presser and he was pleased that Tuesday was close to a “complete success.”

When Trump finished his remarks and answered a few opening questions, he called on Acosta. The latter switched the conversation to immigration. He tried to tell Trump that the migrant caravan is not an “invasion,” after which Trump insisted he “sit down!” He went on to call Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” who CNN should be “ashamed of.”

The exchange was so jarring that CNN was compelled to release an official statement about it.

Acosta offered his coworkers back in the CNN studio some reactions following the presser. Trump seemed “depressed” at the presser and the whole thing seemed like a “pity party,” according to Acosta. He added that the president did not want to be faced with his “lie” about the caravan being an invasion.

Acosta then accused Trump of “attacking people of color” at the presser. At different points, Trump told CNN political analyst April Ryan to “sit down” and he accused a PBS Newshour reporter Yamiche Alcindor of asking a “racist” question about him embracing the word “nationalism.” Trump explained that he berated Ryan because she “rudely interrupted” another reporter and Alcindor’s question was “racist” and “insulting.” He defended his relationship with the black community, noting that he has some of “the highest poll numbers” among African-Americans.

The CNN panelists agreed with Ryan, however, that the president’s behavior was unacceptable.

“I don’t even know where to start with that,” Dana Bash said of Trump’s response to Alcindor. “It makes no sense at all.

Ryan said she was “taken aback” by the president’s calling Alcindor’s question racist. People in the black community were “up in arms about it,” she said. They are concerned the word nationalism is “code” for white nationalism. She said the president needs to explain what he meant.

Alcindor’s question “was not meant to be insulting,” Ryan insisted. “It was meant to give clarity. That’s all.”

“He made it worse” by calling the question racist, Bash said.

“That’s how he plays,” John King agreed, adding that he “knows that word has baggage.”

Neither Acosta nor Ryan addressed this.

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4 Comments

  1. Kris

    November 8, 2018 at 3:31 am

    As usual, 2 rude, disruptive libs that are blaming Trump for his response to their disgusting behavior! Cry me a river.

  2. Gerry Millar

    November 8, 2018 at 4:41 am

    These fake newsers really don’t get it. They seem to spend their waking hours dreaming up ways to insult president Trump, twist his words, disparage anything he does, viciously attack his family. The major media, the dim bulbs of night tv, the useless dregs of Hollywood, viciously attack Trump 24/7, have done so for the past two years, all in an attempt to take down the president. They then stupidly wonder why he scorns them at times. What cheeses of these Arrogant vulgarian most is the fact that president Trump has not wilted under their viciousness, and slowly the people are beginning to tire of this behaviour. In the past few weeks they have blamed the president for the murder of the Saudi reporter, blamed him for the terrorist attack on the synagogue and the pipe bomb event. The murky depths these crude, ugly cretins will stoop to is mind blowing. The fools don’t realize they are the problem; always have been.

  3. Dusty

    November 9, 2018 at 4:43 am

    RUDE! Right on that the White House said no more for now with Acosta he is disgusting and pushed his view points he is not honestly interested in what Pres Trump has to say. April saw on ABC The View and she was so upset and used the racist attack of his saying Nationalist and they know he just saying this word in the wrong usage and they take it and then say this proves how he is a racist, anti semite , on and on attacking tearing him down. Several others who tried to attack also not really asking but putting in their comments more then a question. Guess at my sons college he said those who just wanted to get by took communication and journalism. Now we see the results. We who back this President are the Deplorables who shop at Walmarts . Welcome to the real world out here not your phony create what you feel there in DC and the rest of us out here trying to make a living and Pres Trump saw this and is trying to make a change but those in power do not want this change from the 1% not Republicans . The New York liberals and Calif like entertainers who now come out and attack this Pres as they live in their mega mansions and try to tell the rest of us we just do not know or understand guess what we do understand and are fed up. Our military that was take apart for 8 yr many booted out WHY? Anti our military that protects us and then made fun on SNL per losing an eye. Father of 7 this past week killed in Afganistan. This is funny. Make fun of the shooting in Calif of young people? What a disgusting group of people and why many are not doing that well per TV shows and movies. We do not care about who most of you are or think you are anymore. So keep on being jerks and we just keep on living our lives and they are getting better in spite of your nastiness like Watters in Calif attack go after the. and then you try to make Pres Trump the bad nasty guy. Get a life and get real. More is yet to come per that whole FBI disaster has not been cleared up yet on what and who caused this Dossier? The best is yet to come. Not any Russians.

  4. JACK W DERE

    November 11, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    April Ryan, Jim Acosta, and CNN, Trump is the President and you are not. Therefore you are out, simple.

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