Counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, blasted CNN’s Jim Acosta on Tuesday after Acosta tried to create a “viral” moment by asking if President Donald Trump was going to tell the truth during his speech tonight, referring to Acosta as a “smarta**.”
“Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?” Acosta asked. “Will he tell the truth?”
“Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will?” Conway responded. “The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?”
“By the way, this is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day … because you’re such a smarta** most of the time and I know you want this to go viral,” Conway responded. “A lot of these people here don’t like you …”
“Don’t you put it back in my face for all corrections your network needs to issue,” Conway continued. “I was on your network 25 or 26 times in 2018. I’m one of the last people here who even bothered to go on, and the disrespect you show to me personally, I’ll look past it.”
“Ma’am,” Acosta replied.
“Don’t call me ma’am,” Conway fired back.
CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?”
Conway: “Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will? … this is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day…because you’re such a smartass most of the time” pic.twitter.com/8fZ1iycl9R
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 8, 2019