While the week with Jim Acosta celebrating his promotion to CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, it didn’t end well for him when he tried to pick a fight with one of the toughest women in President Donald Trump’s administration.
On Thursday, Acosta said that multiple people – which probably just means his colleagues at fake news CNN – have asserted that Trump’s tweets are timed with segments that air on Fox & Friends each morning.
“There are folks out there that said there is a cause and effect, that he watches something on ‘Fox & friends’ and then he tweets about it. Is that what happened this morning; does that go on?” Acosta asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sanders fired back: “I’m sure that you are disappointed that he is not watching CNN.”
“I think he watches a lot of CNN, if you don’t mind me saying,” Acosta replied.
Sanders then put the final nail in the coffin that sent the entire room into eruption.
“I don’t think that’s true; your numbers would be higher,” Sanders said, where a loud “whoa” echoed throughout the briefing room.
Acosta tried to backpedal, but Sanders moved on by saying assuring the room that Trump get his information from the dedicated men and women who serve this country and provide him with the most up-to-date information available.
For the sake of fairness, Sanders wasn’t wrong to blast CNN for its abysmal ratings.
TVNewser showed that CNN’s morning program “New Day,” which runs in the same time slots as Fox & Friends, finished 2017 in third place with an average total viewers of 633,000. In second place was MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with 975,000 total viewers.
In first place by a long shot was Fox & Friends, with 1,595,000 total viewers on average in 2017.
The exchange between Acosta and Sanders further proves that CNN will do or say anything to levy attacks against the Trump White House.
But Sanders isn’t a push over, and she just buried Acosta with a verbal beat down for his leading and disingenuous assertions.
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