President Donald Trump has slammed CNN’s Jim Acosta during a press conference following the midterm elections.
The row began win Acosta criticized the President for referring to the migrant caravan as an invasion and demonizing immigrant.
“I want [migrants] to come into the country, but they have to come in legally,” the President said. “You know, they have to come in, Jim, through a process,” he added.
“Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls, and so on,” Acosta responded.
“Well, that’s true,” President Trump said. “They weren’t actors. It’s true. Do you think they were actors?”
“They’re hundreds of miles away though,” Acosta replied. “That’s not an invasion.”
“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN – and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better,” the President responded.
“That’s enough,” the President added before attempting to move to a new question. Acosta, however, refused to take his seat and instead continued to speak.
“That’s enough. That’s enough. That’s enough,” the President said as Acosta continued speaking over the top of the President.
A young female aide then attempted to take the microphone, but Acosta gripped it tighter, pulled it to his chest, and essentially blocked the woman with his other arm.
“If an anti-Obama journalist had done this, the media would be all over him right now. Leftists would be screaming ‘assault,’” Paul Joseph Watson tweeted.
“Watch this video carefully,” Mike Cernovich tweeted. “Does Jim Acosta really ‘karate chop’ a female aid? There’s no way this happened, maybe my vision is blurry.”
The media is reporting this incident as if the woman is the aggressor. Watch Acosta's left arm. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/RwylKZ1iaz
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 7, 2018
The media has utterly lost it’s way. Supposedly there to report the news. Not body block interns in an effort to BE the news. Tragic by Jim the Accoster. pic.twitter.com/7ecZEfCLSB
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 7, 2018
The President went on to blast Acosta for his treatment of other people, and in particular White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“You’re a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. And the way you treat other people is horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”