Jim Acosta gets slapped down by Trump for ‘nasty, snarky question’

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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4 thoughts on “Jim Acosta gets slapped down by Trump for ‘nasty, snarky question’

  1. Mr. Miele assessed the situation honestly about the fool, Jim Acosta. The old adage that “people (in show business) don’t care what you say about them as long as you spell their name right” applies to Acosta. And jemele hill, joy Reid, Maxine, and others who want to be relevant but are just untalented and meet a quota. Sad. They need to tear down successful people in order to feel smart. Sad, again.

    Joe Morrisco
    Bedminster, NJ 07921

  2. Mark Levin wrote about Schiff’s lack of patriotism in RealClear Politics, and I would like to comment here about it since I don’t want to join Facebook just to comment on RCP: “As head of the Intel committee, Schiff should have had a clue about what the Chinese were up to. He was too busy prancing into the chamber with 5 house managers sashaying alongside of him while he was giving all his attention to getting rid of Trump with bogus proof. He is a disgrace and Mark Levin had it right. He constantly tears down this country and tries to make it weaker. Is he like Nancy and Feinstein? Some great stock deals? Don’t forget how Nancy made a ton of money with visa. They are all snakes.”

    Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. The amount of money Schiff has made, as well as others, by drinking from the public spigot is HUGE. It would be nice to see each one exposed. But I know nothing will happen even when they are found with their hand in the till. Just republicans get villified.
    Joe Morrisco
    Bedminster NJ 07921

    1. Thanks Joe. You should be able to register to comment on RCP without a Facebook account, but that only work for stories posted as originals at RCP. Most of their stories are links to other sites. Maybe the Levin piece came from another website.

  3. Mr. Miele, You have been honest and intelligent with your history of how Jim Acosta used his attendance at press conferences to make a name for himself. So many other C level reporters, not journalists, use Jim’s strategy for their own fame. Acosta created a soap opera every time he spoke. His confrontational manner was not speaking “Truth to power,” it was creating a saga so he could make himself a household name by attaching himself to Trump’s coattails. A cheap trick. But that describes Acosta, as well as his buddies, who don’t think hard work and research are as important as the short cut of slander and supposition. Why should they change? Slander and supposition have been successful for their purposes. Most people don’t read the fine print or the full stories, which are often on page 50. The average, ordinary, person often reads a headline and thinks they know the story.

    Joe Morrisco
    Bedminster NJ 07921

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