CNN’s Jim Acosta turned to Twitter to gain sympathy over being ignored by President Donald Trump on Friday, but his plea for encouragement backfired.
Acosta tweeted, “I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people. He did not respond.” A reasonable person might think Acosta asked the question during a press conference or another instance where the president would be taking Q and A.
But that was not the case.
I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people. He did not respond.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 29, 2018
President Trump held a formal gathering at the White House to commemorate the six month anniversary of his signing the tax cut bill. He also took a few moments to give remarks regarding yesterday’s shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.
At the end of Trump’s speech, Acosta, who was standing at the back of the room, began shouting , “Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people?”
He shouted it again. And again.
The shouts came at the conclusion of Trump’s speech and it was unlikely the president was able to hear Acosta over the applauding crowd. A gentleman standing in front of Acosta can be seen politely shushing Acosta during the outburst.
CNN’s Acosta Call Out to Trump “Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,”pic.twitter.com/93hNEsYuRk
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) June 29, 2018
Acosta’s tweet has garnered nearly 7,000 comments, which is much more than what he is used to getting on Twitter, but many of those comments were from people pointing out the absurdity of Acosta’s actions.
You’re an idiot. You were yelling from the back of the room and even your peers had to tell you to STFU! 🤣🤣🤣 You’re a laughing stock, you commie B’tard!
— Bearer.Of.Truth.2 💯 B.O.T. ⚓ (@rudoniv58) June 29, 2018
I heard you screaming the question in the midst of the standing ovation in the White House East Room.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) June 29, 2018
yes i see. asking his question during the loud applause, then nothing when the noise died down
— Clarise the Babysitter (@realAmandaMaher) June 29, 2018