Yesterday CNN refused to begin airing Donald Trump’s press briefing until he had finished reading his opening propaganda statement. This prompted Trump’s new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to begin bashing the network over this decision.
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of Trump’s temper tantrums, quickly used the facts to fire back at Donald Trump and Kayleigh McEnany:
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 17, 2020
Donald Trump didn’t take particularly well to CNN’s decision not to air the start of his press briefing, ultimately tweeting “They are Fake News Losers!” in the middle of the night. We’re going to award Jim Acosta and CNN the victory on this one, both because Acosta brought the facts, and because he managed to get under Trump’s skin simply by bringing the facts.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report