Twitter Reacts After Trump Scolds Acosta for His Behavior

During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta clashed fiercely with President Trump, causing a scene that involved a (mild) physical altercation with a female staff member that quickly went viral.

Acosta, who has become known for his high-profile arguments with the president and his administration, became emotional and combative with Trump while discussing immigration, at one point, prompting the president to ask him to “let me run the country.”

“CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them,” Trump told Acosta, going on to cite his frequent treatment of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “You are a rude, terrible person,” said Trump.

CNN, as well as various other members of the mainstream media, rushed to Acosta’s defense, condemning President Trump for his relationship with the media, calling his comments “dangerous” and “un-American.”

However, Trump supporters and social media commenters of all backgrounds reacted with shock and horror at Acosta’s behavior during the briefing.

Many urged the Trump administration to pull Acosta’s White House press pass, and pointed out that his continued hostility during briefings only serves to further damage CNN’s credibility.