On Wednesday, CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta caused controversy at a Presidential press conference, and this time, things got so heated that he lost his press pass.
Red State reported on Acosta’s contentious behavior:
As I’ve stated time and again, Acosta acts less like a diligent journalist and more like an activist trying to sink a President with questions and actions that would make him nearly indistinguishable from angry protesters if it weren’t for the expensive suit and the press pass.
As soon as Trump called on Acosta, Acosta began to “correct” Trump about his comments on the migrant caravan working its way to the United States. Trump noted that he does consider a bunch of migrants looking to enter the United States as an “invasion,” and told Acosta that he wants them to go through the process.
The final straw came when a White House intern, whose job it is to pass the microphone from reporter to reporter, went to take the microphone from Acosta, and he swatted her away.
Acosta and other mainstream media reporters claim he did not “swat” the intern.
This is insane. If anything, the intern grabbed @Acosta.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 8, 2018
There is video that shows that Acosta didn't 'place his hands on a young woman.'
Seriously, this is a flat out lie that is on video for all to see, but the White House is once again counting on everyone just blindly believing what Trump says. https://t.co/ahjjVhSBHA
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 8, 2018
However, actor and conservative James Woods posted a slow-motion video of the moment, which shows Acosta swatting away the intern’s arm in what appears to be an “aggressive” fashion.
Activist masquerading as journalist assaults intern… pic.twitter.com/FhviyFLZfgLoading...
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 8, 2018
Ryan Saveedra also noted that Acosta’s claim that he never touched the female White House aide appears to be inaccurate.
The video seems to show Acosta did touch her, but Anderson Cooper did not his colleague’s claim.
CNN's Jim Acosta told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he *never* touched the female White House aide that tried to take the mic away from him.
CNN showed the clip but edited out the part where he clearly touched her.
Cooper offered no pushback on Acosta's blatant lie. pic.twitter.com/65rP9xWWyI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 8, 2018
What are your thoughts?
Was Jim Acosta lying when he said he did not touch the White House intern? Or did he just not remember doing so?