On Thursday, CNN bully Jim Acosta started out a broadcast by disgorging a flat out lie about Trump’s actions during one of his pressers in Vietnam.
Just before Trump ended his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Trump held one last press conference. There he took some questions from the press.
But sourpuss Acosta tried to tell his audience of mind-numbed CNN viewers that Trump didn’t take comments from the press.
But, Acosta flat out lied.
Acosta couldn’t even begin with the substance of the press conference, instead complaining to CNN International and PBS host Christiane Amanpour and CNN Newsroom’s Jim Sciutto that “we have to point out the obvious, which is the President steered clear largely during this news conference of the White House press corps and was instead selecting journalists at random from the other side of the room where there were foreign journalists seated.”
But that wasn’t all. Acosta added:
“He didn’t even know who he was calling on. At times, he was calling on reporters from Russian state media, Chinese state media, Sean Hannity from Fox, and largely just avoiding taking questions from the White House press corps. I think that was by design. That was because he didn’t want to really answer the questions about Michael Cohen.”
Here is the truth:
Now, here’s the facts. Along with New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger, here were at least six members of the White House press corps from American outlets that were called on: Major Garrett (CBS), Jonathan Karl (ABC), David Nakamura (The Washington Post), Ayesha Rascoe (NPR), John Roberts (Fox News), and Margaret Talev (Bloomberg).
We can never expect truth from either Jim Acosta or CNN.
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