Jim Acosta continues to disgrace. What a joke of a reporter – look, the guy makes it all about him.
He is a total showboat – and that is not good for a reporter. They need to report not bask in the spotlight and be willing to do anything to keep their 15 minutes of fame alive.
Today Trump held one of his epic press conferences – he is by far the most open president we have ever had.
He took questions from all sides and of course, Jim Acosta had to be a rude little clown.
From Fox News:
“Why is it, Mr. President, that you always seem to side with the accused and not the accuser?” Acosta asked.
Trump dismissed the claim, and rejected Acosta’s follow-up that Trump acted improperly when Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) was accused of multiple acts of sexual misconduct.
“I wasn’t happy with Roy Moore,” Trump responded.
“As far as women [go], allegations can go the other way also. I could pick a woman and she could have charges made against her,” Trump said.
Acosta asked again about the claims made against Kavanaugh, prompting Trump to rip the attorney of the latest accuser as a “lowlife.”
“You don’t get much worse” than Michael Avenatti, Trump said.
“Thank you very much,” Jim Acosta said after being called on by Trump. “If you don’t mind, after I’m finished, if…one of our female colleagues could go after me, that would be great. Mr. President, just to follow up on…”
“What does he mean by that? Explain,” Trump shot back.
“I think it would be great if a female…” Acosta said.
“What does it mean? No, what does it mean?” Trump said.
It would be great if a female reporter could ask a question about this issue,” Acosta responded.
“I wouldn’t mind that at all…wouldn’t make any difference to me,” Trump said.
Acosta finally asked his question:
Why is it, Mr. President, that you always seem to side with the accused and not the accuser? You have three women here who are all making allegations, who are all asking that their stories be heard. And, you know, if you look at the case of Roy Moore, if you look at the case of one of your staffers, you seem to time and again side with the accused and not the accuser. Is that because of the many allegations that you’ve had made against you over the years?
Well, first of all, I wasn’t happy with Roy Moore. Let’s get that straight. But, Roy Moore was a–Republican candidate. And I would have rather had a Republican candidate win. I was very happy with Luther Strange. He was a terrific man from Alabama, but Luther Strange had a lot of things going against him. As far as women, whether it’s a man or a woman, these are–you know, it can happen the other way. Allegations can go the other way also–you understand that. And, whether it was a man or a woman, 30 years ago, 36 years ago–in fact, they don’t even know how many years ago, because nobody knows what the time is.
“That’s a long time, and I could pick, as an example, hopefully I won’t have to do it as a replacement, because hopefully this is going to go very well on Thursday. It’s going to go very well on Monday or Saturday or Sunday, or whenever they vote, but I could pick a woman, and she could have charges made from many years ago also,”
Comments from Twitter on Jim’s disgraceful performance:
“Who is the dumbass who asked if the President would take a question from a woman and then refused to give the mic to a woman?”
Who is the dumbass who asked if the President would take a question from a woman and then refused to give the mic to a woman?
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 26, 2018
It was Acosta.
Fourth outlet/reporter –> Jim @Acosta making a scene by demanding Trump call on female reporters
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 26, 2018
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) September 26, 2018
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 26, 2018
JUST IN: In touchy exchange, CNN correspondent presses President Trump to call on a female correspondent during his news conference, which includes questions about the Kavanaugh confirmation, at the UN. pic.twitter.com/6TIdaBsSvf
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 26, 2018