It’s not completely the comeuppance that the idiot deserves, but before President Donald Trump’s border wall address on national television Tuesday night, CNN’s Jim Acosta was at a mini presser with White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway, and sparks flew.
Acosta asked Conway if she could promise that President Trump would tell the truth when addressing the nation on Tuesday night.
“Yes, Jim,” Conway shot back, “Can you promise that you will? The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Am I allowed to mention ‘God’ to you?”
Acosta – who has emerged as a household name for interruptions when Trump and members of his administration are made available to the press – responded by telling Conway that he doesn’t have an “alternative facts” problem like she does.
“Make sure that goes viral. This is why I’m one of the only people around here who gives you the time of day,” Conway said. “You’re such a smarta– most of the time and I know you want this to go viral.”
Kellyanne, mom of four, got her wish. The exchange went viral, and now we remember why Acosta’s press pass was revoked by the White House. He’s a rude little pr!#$.
Conway then told Acosta that “a lot of these people” don’t like him, while pointing to his peers.
“Don’t you put it back in my face for all corrections your network needs to issue,” she continued, mocking CNN. “I was on your network 25 or 26 times in 2018. I’m one of the last people here who even bothered to go on, and the disrespect you show to me personally, I’ll look past it.”
Acosta’s popularity, or lack of it, is not really the real point of Ms. Conway’s words. The fact that he is an embarrassment to American journalism, such as it is, IS the point. She is correct. Acosta needs to check his hubris at the door.