America’s most hated CNN correspondent, Jim Acosta got shut down in a showdown with Kellyanne Conway Tuesday during a press gaggle.
Kellyanne put him in his place calling him a “smarta–” and told him that the other reporters don’t even like him.
Acosta asked Kellyanne Conway if she could promise that President Trump would tell the truth tonight during the address. That’s when it all started.
Conway: Yes, Jim. Can you promise that you will?
Costa: I will. Absolutely.
Conway: The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?
From this point, Acosta continued to interrupt Kellyanne while she’s talking, something that he is best known for nowadays.
“Make sure that goes viral. This is why I’m one of the only people around here who gives you the time of day. Let me get back in your face because you’re such a smarta– most of the time and I know you want this to go viral. A lot of these people [reporters] don’t like you.”
“But let me just be respectful to the media at large as I always am. I explained that that was alternative information additional facts, and I explained it many times. Don’t you put it back in my face for all corrections your network needs to issue. 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 just look past it.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?”
Conway: “Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will? … this is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day…because you’re such a smartass most of the time” pic.twitter.com/8fZ1iycl9R
At that point Jim Acosta tried to reply by addressing her “ma’am” and she shut him down again saying, “And don’t call me ma’am to make it up.”
This isn’t the first time Acosta has caused trouble by any stretch of the imagination. Most notable, as Fox News reports,
Last year Acosta was briefly banned from the White House after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with Trump during a Nov. 7 press conference. During the now-infamous moment, Acosta refused to pass the microphone to a female White House aide.
Acosta’s press pass was restored on Nov. 19 after CNN argued that keeping him out of the White House violated the network and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights.
I personally don’t see how banning him was supposedly a violation of either amendment, but, the damage is done and everyone now knows what a d-bag he really is.