“Fake news conference”
CNN’s employees continue to show how non-biased they really are. They constantly take to twitter to trash Trump or another member of his family/administration. Jim Acosta attempted to join in on the usual Trump bashing over Trump’s conference in Poland but Don Jr. was quick on the draw.
Just as he has in the past, Donald Jr. jumped to his fathers defense and ripped Acosta’s logic apart with one simple tweet. Scroll down for more.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta took heat Thursday from conservatives on Twitter after the combative correspondent accused President Trump of holding a “fake news conference” — and later spewed some “fake news” of his own when he claimed Trump misstated the number of intelligence agencies that concluded Russia meddled in the presidential election.
During a joint news conference with President Andrzej Duda in Poland, Trump took questions from reporters from The Daily Mail and MSNBC. But that apparently wasn’t good enough for Acosta, who’s no stranger to sparring with Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
“Trump finally held a news conference overseas. But he took a question from a friendly reporter and then attacked CNN as ‘fake news,’” Acosta tweeted, adding: “Isn’t it a ‘fake news conference’ to take a question from a reporter who is essentially an ally of the White House?”
Isn’t it a “fake news conference” to take a question from a reporter who is essentially an ally of the White House? https://t.co/vD7DgAZXIv
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 6, 2017
Acosta apparently was referring to The Daily Mail’s U.S. political editor David Martosko, who was considered last month for a gig in Trump’s communications department but pulled out of consideration.
But right-leaning social media watchers quickly blasted Acosta’s snarky messages, noting the Obama administration enjoyed no shortage of reporter-aide crossovers and suggesting former President Barack Obama and his team routinely called on friendly journalists.
“So by that logic, was every news conference for the last 8 years #fakenews Jim?” Donald Trump Jr. wrote.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 6, 2017
Don Jr. always goes to BAT for his family!