President Donald Trump has been under fire lately for comments made in a secret meeting in the Oval Office.
Democratic lawmakers felt it was necessary to leak Trump’s informal discussion of immigration, and establishment media is eating it up.
CNN in particular jumped at the chance to undermine the President once more—but Trump shut them down ruthlessly.
During a press conference briefing with the President himself, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta followed the end of Trump’s speech with a slew of questions targeting the president.
Trump simply let Acosta know the conference was over, and to leave.
The Daily Caller reported:
Donald Trump opened himself to the White House press corps for the first time after Democratic lawmakers leaked his controversial “s***hole” comments to the media last week, and delivered yet another exchange with reporters in the process.
Trump held a brief avail with the press in the Oval Office Tuesday afternoon while meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.
Trump touted economic achievement over the last couple months of his administration, noting the historically low black unemployment numbers and the return of manufacturing jobs.
After the comments, Trump thanked the press for being there. As staffers asked the press to leave the Oval Office, a barrage of questions were shouted at the president. Many were shouted by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Acosta loudly asked about Norway and Steve Bannon, causing the White House staff to reprimand him with a quick” Jim, thank you. Please exit. Thanks, everyone.”
Trump, for his part, had a one word response to Acosta’s questioning: “Out.”
Jim Acosta later tweeted about the experience, claiming he was outraged over his treatment:
As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions. I have never encountered that before.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 16, 2018
As the deadline for a shutdown draws near, President Trump is focusing his efforts on immigration reform—not pleasing liberal reporters.
Do you believe Jim Acosta was treated fairly after his ambush of questions after the press briefing?
Do you believe President Trump will achieve the immigration reform he desires before the deadline?
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