A man had to repeatedly turn around to tell CNN White House correspondent and provocateur Jim Acosta to be quiet after he yelled at President Donald Trump on Friday during a White House tax bill event.
The event was “intended to commemorate the more than six months that have passed since he signed the GOP tax bill into law,” CBS News reported.
“Mr. President, will you stop calling us the enemy of the people, sir?” Acosta yelled. “Will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people, sir?”
“Mr. President, will you stop calling us the enemy of the people, sir?” Acosta continued to yell.
The man in front of him repeatedly turned around to tell him to be quiet.
CNN’s Acosta Call Out to Trump “Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,”pic.twitter.com/93hNEsYuRk
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) June 29, 2018
Former CNN senior digital producer Steve Krakauer weighed in on Acosta’s antics, writing on Twitter:
Truly an embarrassment, on multiple levels. Jim Acosta’s self-serving antics give all good journalists a bad name. https://t.co/TarlLVZ3RZ
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) June 29, 2018
“I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people,” Acosta tweeted. “He did not respond.”
“We also had a few folks who shushed is in the audience,” Acosta continued. “Of course we are not going to be shushed.”
Twitter users quickly criticized and mocked Acosta’s misleading tweet:
This is why people don’t trust the media. Jim Acosta says he ‘asked’ the President a question and he wouldn’t answer.
The reality: he was shouting in a loud room from fifty feet away. pic.twitter.com/JoBVvxESy7
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) June 29, 2018
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 29, 2018
Trump didn’t appear to hear any of the questions we called out to him at the end of the tax reform anniversary event. Notably, when the very friendly audience realized reporters were yelling to Trump, they increased the volume of their applause and whooping to override the press. https://t.co/YOXbBiCGVX
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 29, 2018
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 29, 2018
So brave. https://t.co/FBG9luZQrr
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) June 29, 2018
I asked him quite dickishly if the President would stop call us total dicks. He didn’t answer my asinine question. https://t.co/ngMVJraguU
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 29, 2018