As Twitchy reported, Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller got into it with CNN’s Jim Acosta at today’s White House press briefing, with critics declaring Miller a Nazi and a white supremacist over his immigration policy, which would require prospective green card recipients to learn English.
For his part, Acosta paraphrased “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus as if it were U.S. immigration law, told Miller that his father had come to the United States as a Cuban immigrant in the 1960s, and suggested that the English language requirement would limit immigration to those from Great Britain and Australia.
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell didn’t go so far as other journalists and tweet the entirety of the Lazarus sonnet, but she did call Miller “rude” for lecturing Cuban-American Acosta.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 2, 2017
Since Acosta’s family lived it first-hand, Miller ought to have surrendered the podium and let Acosta dictate the administration’s immigration policy.
Today in why people hate the media https://t.co/erziW6eqqh
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) August 2, 2017
— Deplorable Imhoff (@DarrellImhoff) August 2, 2017
— ReasonableDoubt (@Reasons4Thought) August 2, 2017
Rude….was the way Jim Acosta basically heckled and interrupted & grandstanded & how he treated Stephen Miller.
— Mark A.C. (@MC19691) August 2, 2017
Acosta was grandstanding, rude and sounded foolish…
— Brian Goodwin (@BrianGoodwin8) August 2, 2017
— Ronald Achs (@RainMaker777) August 2, 2017
Hilarious. Acosta asked Miller a question and then rudely kept interrupting when Miller tried to answer. Maybe you need to watch it again.
— Beachcomber☀️ (@BeachAddict80) August 2, 2017
He got toasted, and deservedly so. The Statue of Liberty doesn't dictate immigration laws.
— Pete (@usafss74) August 2, 2017
— Maggie (@drillanwr) August 2, 2017
Acosta read a poem from his iPhone and incessantly interrupted instead of allowing a fact backed answer. He's the rude one.
— basschica (@basschica) August 2, 2017
Andrea, Jim got served a nice plate of get your facts right and listen to the answer to the question you asked and aren't willing to accept
— Belle (@MistyPassions) August 2, 2017
According to Jim Acosta – only people in Australia and the UK speak English.
— Wall Street Patriot (@WS_Patriot) August 2, 2017
so @acosta implying that only aussies and brits speak english wasn't racist?
— ChampionofDeplorable (@FJ473) August 2, 2017
Oh. Now Jim is a Cuban American.
? #FakeNewsCNN never used that with Ted Cruz.
— DernDawn ⚜ (@noprezzie2012) August 2, 2017
Funny, that. Remember that time when Mark Halperin, now a senior political analyst with *cough* NBC News, quizzed Sen. Ted Cruz on his Cuban heritage, asking him what kind of Cuban food he liked to eat as a kid and what sort of Cuban music he listens to?
That doesn't make Acosta the green card police. You are #Rude for shaming those who don't agree.
— Patti Ann ? (@PattiAnn316) August 2, 2017
You're right: it was extremely rude of Jim @Acosta ~My family lived the green card first-hand too: they spoke English and immigrated LEGALLY
— HappyPreppers (@HappyPreppers) August 2, 2017
— Trump 2020 Latino305 (@RealMiamiEstate) August 2, 2017
No, Acosta was rude, lecturing instead of answering a question. How do you still have a job when you can't even be honest about that much?
— (((Joe Higashi))) (@CanuckCon) August 2, 2017
Did you watch the same conference? Acosta was way off base and showed his ignorance. Please at least try to remain a sliver of impartiality
— John (@Johnfpc) August 2, 2017
Maybe @Acosta should report the news instead of grandstanding and personalizing it. Just an idea.
— Blaine (@PatedBears) August 2, 2017
Stop pretending you and the other media elites are impartial and do not push an open border leftist agenda.
— r1es (@midnightride20) August 2, 2017
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Chris 'leg tingles' Matthews wonders who'll watch a debate with just 'two Cuban guys' https://t.co/1otdsUvpx4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 27, 2016