President Donald Trump slammed the mainstream media, especially CNN, as being the “enemy of the people” ahead of his meeting with President Putin in Helsinki on Monday.
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Predictably, this caused a lot of butt-hurt at CNN.
CNN’s White House provocateur Jim Acosta immediately fired back at Trump’s tweets.
“Takedown? I don’t think so. Perhaps we should even the playing field next time and you can take my question,” Acosta tweeted.
Takedown? I don’t think so. Perhaps we should even the playing field next time and you can take my question. (You’re right about one thing.. I am a nice guy) https://t.co/CpSV9sqiqK
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 14, 2018
Truepundit.com reports: Earlier on Saturday, the president tweeted, “I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the first time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy). They didn’t!”
On Friday, President Trump shut down CNN White House correspondent and provocateur Jim Acosta during a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, as Trump repeatedly hammered CNN and opted to only answer questions from “real” news networks.
“Mr. President, since you attacked CNN, can I ask you a question?” Acosta asked Trump.
Trump to CNN's Jim Acosta: "CNN is fake news. I don't take questions from CNN. CNN is fake news! I don't take questions from CNN. John Roberts of Fox. Lets go to a real network." pic.twitter.com/6cyRRuDyd7
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 13, 2018
Trump had criticized NBC News reporter Hallie Jackson earlier in the interview, saying that NBC was “possibly worse than CNN.”