The Trump Derangement Syndrome has some members of the Fourth Estate so totally and completely unhinged, even the everything satirical The Onion couldn’t top their patently childish antics.
In a tweet shot out by Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra in regards to CNN’s Jim Acosta allegedly “reporting” live in the wake of President Trump’s Hanoi press conference;
CNN’s Jim Acosta complains Trump didn’t call on U.S. press: “He was calling on reporters from Russian state media, Chinese state media, Sean Hannity from FOX”
Trump called on reporters from ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, Fox News, NPR, NYT, WashPost
Acosta is mad he did not get called on pic.twitter.com/bNm05ry3ZK
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 28, 2019
Is Saavedra’s media blip factual? Well, yes it is.
Fox News reporter Lukas Mikelionis also noted;
CNN’s Jim Acosta on Thursday bemoaned the fact that President Trump didn’t call on him during a news conference after the abrupt end of the Hanoi summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
During a segment following the news conference, Acosta asserted that Trump may have avoided White House press corps journalists in an effort to dodge questions about Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, who testified Wednesday on the Capitol Hill.
“First of all, we have to point out the obvious, which is the president steered clear largely during this news conference of the White House press corps and instead selected journalists at random from the other side of the room, where foreign journalists were seated,” Acosta said.
But Acosta didn’t mention that Trump called on at least two journalists from the White House press corps, including CBS’s Major Garrett – who was the first reporter called on – and ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who quizzed Trump on Cohen’s testimony.
Other U.S.-based outlets that also questioned Trump included the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and Bloomberg.
Acosta added that Trump “was calling on reporters from Russian state media, Chinese state media, Sean Hannity from Fox,” adding that it “was by design because he didn’t want to really answer questions about Michael Cohen.”
But perhaps the best pimp-slap given to Acosta by none other than Laura Ingraham at this week’s CPAC conference;
LAURA INGRAHAM: Our friend, Jim Acosta of CNN. He’s a nice person. He was complaining this morning on television — I know that’s not news — he was complaining that President Trump didn’t call on U.S. media at the post- summit presser and that he only called on the Russian and the Chinese journalists.
And I thought to myself ‘well, that’s kind of interesting, but it’s kind of sad, because he’d probably get a better shake from the Chinese and the Russian journalists than he would, fairer treatment at least! But I thought — I couldn’t even believe that. Jim Acosta maybe has a point here.
Well it turns out, a producer just told me, he called on ABC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and NPR. But he just didn’t call on Jim Acosta! The land of narcissism knows no bounds.
Widely seen as the featured prima donna of the White House Press Corps, Acosta threw a hissy fit on social media;
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 28, 2019
Never one to back down, Ingraham fired back;
Of course Jim @Acosta, who mischaracterized the Trump #Hanoi presser, can't take a joke and reacts with invective. "[My] kind of people" includes reporters who stick to the facts and don't need to make themselves the center of every story. Try it sometime. #AmericaUnited https://t.co/6WuKL4J6i8
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 28, 2019