Video: Here’s portions of Jim @Acosta‘s latest meltdown, attacking the @DailyCaller, accusing Trump of spreading “a virus” that the media’s biased around the world, denies conservatives are silenced on social media and even suggested conservatives have bigger media footprint pic.twitter.com/WMPybRSvc9
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CNN’s Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta couldn’t hide his annoyance after President Donald Trump ignored his questions during a media scrum held by Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. (Daily Wire)
Acosta complained on air that a reporter from The Daily Caller was called on, that Brazil’s president used the term “fake news,” and that conservatives are pushing back against the bias they face on social media platforms.
“There was a lot of that going on during this news conference, but I think, Brooke, the thing that has to be noted, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t note it, is that when the President of Brazil mentioned the term ‘fake news,’ he got sort of a smile and a nod from President Trump. And, you know, this is something that we’ve seen since President Trump came into office, called this network fake news, his referring to the press as the enemy of the people and so on is that this is a virus that is spreading around the world,” Acosta said, according to a clip flagged by NewsBusters.
“When you have the President of Brazil calling the press fake news, he is — he is trying to essentially, you know, in a sycophantic sort of way, suck up to the President of the United States,” Acosta continued. “There’s no other way of putting it and trying to emulate him down, as they call him in Brazil, as the Trump of the tropics. You know, this is — this is another example of when the President of the United States says something here in the U.S. referring to the press as fake news, referring to the press in other derogatory terms, other leaders around the world, other governments around the world are listening and Jair Bolsonaro proved that to all of us here in this Rose Garden news conference, Brooke.”
“Later on in the news conference, he talked about this conservative grievance that they’re being discriminated against in social media,” Acosta continued. “The president has, you know, a gazillion Twitter followers. He has a massive presence on Instagram, has a massive presence on Fakebook — Facebook. So do lots of other conservative figures here in the U.S. and so, you know, the president — he likes to talk about how there’s this media collusion game that is stacked against him when he has one of the most powerful social media voices throughout. And so I think that just has to be said as well, it has to be put on the record that he is sort of, you know, pulling a three-card monte in terms of, you know, how he’s describing the situation.”
At a White House Rose Garden press conference last month, a bevy of angel moms confronted Acosta after he challenged Trump over his views on illegal immigration.