President Trump decided to give CNN’s Jim Acosta one more chance to be a journalist on Monday, March 30, 2020, but Acosta failed miserably.
“Go ahead. Let’s give it a shot,” the president said to Acosta when he called on him at the coronavirus press conference. But as soon as Acosta opened his mouth, it was obvious he had learned nothing about journalism since the time not long ago when he was banned from the White House!
Acosta accused the president of downplaying the coronavirus crisis, quoting out of context a variety of statements the president has made over a period of weeks encouraging people to be hopeful and stay calm.
The president kept his cool but told Acosta that it was questions like that which made people not pay attention to CNN.
“I do want them to stay calm,” the president said, “It will go away. You know it is going away,” he told Acosta, saying “it’s people like you and CNN that say things like that … it’s why people just don’t want to listen to CNN any more.”
“You could ask a normal question,” he told Acosta, but we all know Acosta doesn’t want to get answers — he just wants to attack the president he hates. Just like the rest of the Fake News media, which tries to spin Acosta into a hero.
“Instead of asking a nasty, snarky question like that, you could ask a real question,” Trump concluded.
Unfortunately, “could” doesn’t translate into “smart enough or honest enough to do it.”
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