President Trump just shut down CNN’s Jim Acosta in India after Acosta got rude and nasty with Trump on foreign soil.
Can’t we all just get along and stop the nastiness at least when our leaders visit foreign countries? Why must Acosta antagonize Trump with his showboat antics?
“Can you pledge to the American people that you will not accept any foreign assistance in the upcoming election?” Acosta asked.
“First of all, I want no help from any country,” Trump said.
“And I haven’t been given help from any country, and if you see what CNN, your wonderful network, said, I guess they apologized in a way for…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?”
“Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes, if you don’t mind me saying,” Acosta answered.
“Let me tell you about your record — your record is so bad, you ought to be ashamed of yourself,” Trump shot back.
“I’m not ashamed of anything, and our organization is not ashamed,” Acosta said.
“You probably have the worst record in the history of broadcasting,” the president responded.
Trump: “Didn’t (CNN) apologize yesterday for saying things that weren’t true?
Acosta: “Mr. President, I think our record of delivering the truth is a lot better than yours sometimes.” pic.twitter.com/hB0uusLAOo
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 25, 2020
President Trump: “If you see what CNN, your wonderful network, said I guess they apologized in a way…What was their apology yesterday? What did they say?”
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 25, 2020