President Trump utterly humiliated CNN’s Jim Acosta on the world stage today. It was pretty epic.
It all started earlier during the press conference. Some chick from NBC asked a stupid question, and Trump was all, “See, that’s such dishonest reporter, of course it happens to be NBC which is possibly worse than CNN. Possibly, possibly.”
From that moment on, it’s all Acosta could think about. Outrage consumed him, and he shouted, “Since you attacked CNN, can I ask you a question?”
Trump wasn’t in the mood. He dismissed CNN as Fake News and took a question from Fox News’ John Roberts, because he comes from a “real” news network.
You can hear Acosta saying, “We’re a real network too!” in the background. It’s pathetic.
“Let’s go to a real network,” Trump says, declining to take a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta during a joint press conference with U.K. PM Theresa May. He answered a question from Fox News instead #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/nTAxI2fKvV
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 13, 2018
Liberals are FURIOUS and have decided that John Roberts is the worst reporter who ever lived. They seriously believe that he should’ve used that moment to defend Acosta by lecturing Trump and handing Acosta the mic.
I really wish @johnrobertsFox had taken a moment there to defend his colleagues.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) July 13, 2018
Um…I wouldn’t defend Acosta either. He’s partially responsible for the media’s horrific reputation right now. Any HONORABLE journalist knows that and would want to steer clear.
Way to go, John Roberts. Opportunity missed to stand up for your free press.
— SmackStupid.com (@SmackStupid) July 13, 2018
John Roberts of Fox is an asshole for taking the mike off a Trump attack on a free press. He should have declined
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) July 13, 2018
How much longer before Trump refuses to take questions from anybody but Fox reporters? Why couldn’t John Roberts have shown some solidarity and handed Jim Acosta the mike?
— Hank (@hammerinhankhar) July 13, 2018
Dude. It’s just Jim Acosta. Calm down. Trump didn’t just randomly decide to hate CNN. Jim Acosta did this to himself. He has consistently acted like an obnoxious, self-centered jerk. The man possesses ZERO class.
Theresa May could have called on Jim Acosta. John Roberts could have refused to ask a question until Acosta was allowed to ask his question. Civilities and cowardice are how democracies are destroyed.
— VeeMo (@veekmo) July 13, 2018
Oh. It’s Theresa May’s fault too. Duh.
For John Roberts to play along and ask his question instead of turning the floor back over to CNN is shameful and plays perfectly into Trump's hands of silencing media outlets he doesn't like and furthers Fox's status as State Media. https://t.co/TEigzHxmFk
— Avi (@AviAhvee) July 13, 2018
John Roberts from FOX News has zero backbone – he should have given the mike to Jim Acosta from CNN after Trump once again insulted CNN.
— Katrin Eismann (@KatrinEismann) July 13, 2018
I can’t believe people expect John Roberts from State Run TV @FoxNews to do the right thing.
— @tinfoilted (@tinfoilted1) July 13, 2018
Were you calling CNN and MSNBC “state-run TV” during the Obama years? Curious. Also, do you even know what “state-run” TV means?
Don’t answer that question. I already know the answer.
John Roberts of Fox News, you had a chance to defend journalism this morning, but instead chose to be Trump’s monkey. You will be remembered for that. You let your colleagues and your profession down. This is now part of your legacy.
— Darren Day (@tootsday) July 13, 2018
It's time for John Roberts to stand up for his colleagues in the free press and ask a question for CNN or refuse to ask if CNN is not allowed to speak.
— Adri Barr Crocetti (@ABCrocetti) July 13, 2018
Shame on John Roberts from Fox for taking the mic at May/Trump presser after Trump refused to answer a question from CNN, calling them "fake news". Other than Shep Smith, Roberts is the only one from Fox who holds Trump accountable. Until now. @johnrobertsFox
— 🦋 𝒞𝒶𝓉𝒽𝓁𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝐵𝓊𝓇𝓀𝑒 🦋 (@ItsMeCathi) July 13, 2018
The fact that she likes Shep…that speaks volumes.
Shame on John Roberts. That was the least patriotic, least American thing he could have done in that moment.
Fox News deserves no defense moving forward. Shame on Fox. Deplorable.
— Allie (@allieob716) July 13, 2018
No. It’s not deplorable. If you know someone is tarnishing your profession, you’re not going to defend them. I don’t blame John Roberts for ignoring Jim Acosta. I would’ve done the same thing. The man is an embarrassment to journalism.