On Thursday CNN’s Jim Acosta complained that President Trump didn’t call on him during a news conference after the abrupt end of the Hanoi summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
Acosta claimed that President Trump avoided White House press corps journalists in an effort to dodge questions about Michael Cohen.
“First of all, we have to point out the obvious, which is the president steered clear largely during this news conference of the White House press corps and instead selected journalists at random from the other side of the room, where foreign journalists were seated,” Acosta said.
Acosta also claimed that president Trump “was calling on reporters from Russian state media, Chinese state media, Sean Hannity from Fox,” adding that it “was by design because he didn’t want to really answer questions about Michael Cohen.”
“Trump largely steered clear of WH press corps., which helped him avoid the Cohen questions,” Acosta said. “Russian state media got a question. China state media got a question. Hannity got a question.”
CNN's Jim Acosta complains Trump didn't call on U.S. press: “He was calling on reporters from Russian state media, Chinese state media, Sean Hannity from FOX”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 28, 2019
Trump called on reporters from ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, Fox News, NPR, NYT, WashPost
Acosta is mad he did not get called on pic.twitter.com/bNm05ry3ZK
But as usual Jim Acosta just cant seem to tell the truth.
Acosta conveniently left out that Trump did call on journalists from the White House press corps, including CBS’s Major Garrett – who was the first reporter called on – and ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, who did question Trump on Cohen’s testimony.
“[Michael Cohen] lied a lot,” president Trump said in response to the Cohen testimony, “But it was very interesting because he didn’t lie about one thing, he said, ‘no collusion with the Russian hoax.’”
Other U.S.-based outlets also questioned the president including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and Bloomberg.
But then later in the segment Acosta forgot he just lied and slipped up mentioning that Trump indeed answered a question on Cohen, noting that the president called the testimony yesterday a “fake hearing.”
And this is why you get called fake news Jim.
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