“Why won’t you talk to the press?” We’re thinking the question, shouted across a field as the president was approaching Marine One to depart for Bedminster, N.J., wasn’t meant rhetorically, but it sort of answers itself, doesn’t it?
CNN’s Jim Acosta, who decided earlier in the week it was his role to turn a press briefing into a debate over whether the Emma Lazarus poem added to the Statue of Liberty was legally binding immigration policy, shared video of the president giving the standard wave as he approached his waiting helicopter.
Trump ignores shouted questions on Mueller and grand jury as he departs for Bedminster pic.twitter.com/jB7mcbjmfu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 4, 2017
I shout questions like this at all sorts of people that are 30 feet away from me and amazingly enough none of them come back to talk to me. https://t.co/nxWoYlu9rw
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 5, 2017
1) Acosta knows Trump can't hear him.
2) Acosta loves to hear himself talk. https://t.co/NmnGSnlqgQ
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) August 5, 2017
Reporter Records Himself Shouting at Helicopter
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 5, 2017
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 5, 2017
Why would he shout an answer from a shouted question that nobody can hear? You're there to take pictures of his departure not for Q's/A's https://t.co/JK9nyMpjCv
— Dina (@Dina75c2) August 5, 2017
Was he supposed to shout back? What goes thru the mind of a reporter that shouts questions from 50 yards away? https://t.co/A8cdISK5zc
— Greg T (@steelerfan6rngs) August 5, 2017
Any idea how ridiculous is makes you look to complain about this? https://t.co/VFJsk3aLEI
— Ulysses (@Just_a_Texan) August 5, 2017
Good for him. What kind of idiot shouts across a lawn and expects a response?
— annie mcguire (@holymolyomg9) August 5, 2017
Do you honestly think he heard your pathetic screaming over the sound of the helicopter just a few feet away?!? https://t.co/U4aDtTjzHw
— Angela.Kay (@DeepSouthProud) August 5, 2017
I dont even like the guy but how the hell is he suppose to hear that over a helicopter https://t.co/P7ClMfZo6n
— King Sam (@sammyadams_21) August 5, 2017
Pro Tip: This meme does not end well for you, Jim! LMAO https://t.co/NhOUaPUHOD
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) August 5, 2017
Well the last time you had your questions answered, it was pretty embarrassing, so maybe its best they were. https://t.co/7VTZG4fAv7
— Thomas Purcell (@realTomPurcell) August 5, 2017
He's just not that into you. Time to move on
— jane doe (@justjudee) August 5, 2017
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CNN wonders why Trump left for vacay without goodbye presser (who wants to tell them?) https://t.co/CIJya3q14B
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 5, 2017