CNN and the Trump administration got off to a bad start last year when CNN’s White House correspondent soon learned that CNN wasn’t guaranteed to be called on at each press conference.
Not long after, some of the front-row kids found they’d been literally moved to the back row when seating arrangements were revealed for a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. CNN’s Jim Acosta called it “the equivalent of Siberia” and suggested it was retaliation for the network’s coverage.
And then there were those off-camera press conferences — so Acosta took photos of his socks and posted those instead.
It looks like 2018 will bring plenty more anecdotes to the table as Acosta again takes on Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whom he tagged in a post-briefing tweet Wednesday afternoon.
Sad that @PressSec is starting New Year like much of last year… afraid to take questions from CNN
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 3, 2018
If Acosta were looking for a sympathetic audience, he probably shouldn’t have chosen Twitter.
Aw … Jim's feelings are hurt. https://t.co/P8fBv9ymBS
— Rob Eno (@Robeno) January 3, 2018
— jane doe (@justjudee) January 3, 2018
Yes, Jim. It's all about you. Everyone fears you. https://t.co/YipnSswNwc
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 4, 2018
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 3, 2018
Little boys should be seen not heard https://t.co/zV1rt1vjdv
— Russell Saunders (@RussellSaunder9) January 4, 2018
Grow up and she might call on you… Put your big boy pants on, humble yourself and raise your hand. https://t.co/H3oHdUYSaZ
— Dave the optimist (@ZenMaster333) January 3, 2018
She's the press secretary, not a daycare worker. No one gets paid enough to explain things to this guy! https://t.co/e9ahomXqSF
— Kelsey (@kelscope) January 4, 2018
Jim no one is afraid of you, but many are sick of your false reporting, articles with made up sources, loaded questions, and willful blindness to facts. Do the world a favor and STFU https://t.co/c1Vtfaxh8E
— matt granville (@slayenemy909) January 3, 2018
— Michael Moates (@mmoates) January 3, 2018
Imagine thinking you are so important that you have to get a question at WH press briefing. https://t.co/oFXRCy5voL
— Ross Johansen (@rossjohansen) January 3, 2018
She's not "afraid" to take questions from CNN, she knows darn well that you people aren't worth the trouble. When you start reporting the truth, maybe things will change. https://t.co/GYPYWVxPl0
— iGinger 🇺🇸🇮🇱🇬🇧 (@MrsFreedomFirst) January 4, 2018
A question from CNN is like a punch from a 98 year old lady with Parkinson's. You ignore it and wait until it just dies from decay. https://t.co/erNsbivlaG
— Sedition Security (@SeditionVegas) January 4, 2018
— Deplorable MAGA Fan (@adrees103) January 4, 2018
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) January 3, 2018
She's not afraid, she just doesn't give a hoot about you, Jim. https://t.co/6JsdXkDI1w
— James H. Reynolds IV (@JamesHRIV) January 4, 2018
Buddy, not afraid. She is just tired of the autistic screeching that you try to pass off as a question. https://t.co/fU1Z3YmLrW
— BW👌 (@Khaymansdad) January 4, 2018
You don't ask questions. You give 10 minute soliloquies about how a poem affixed to the Statue of Liberty dictates America's immigration policy.
She's a hero for saving us from your BS. https://t.co/8yJpxJck7R
— TMART (@KingKurmvdgeon) January 4, 2018
She is doing you a favor. Aren’t you tired of being made a fool of on TV? https://t.co/RaDpdRPHsp
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) January 4, 2018
— Ecklebob Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) January 4, 2018
It's fucking gold. Pure gold. You keep stamping your feet, and we'll keep laughing, toadie.https://t.co/64E2VVYI6O
— ☠Problematic AF™☠ (@EF517_V2) January 3, 2018
— Kyle (@HNIJohnMiller) January 4, 2018
Bro, even Vox is dunking on your company.
— Ordy Packard – Amish Man of Mystery (@TheOpulentAmish) January 4, 2018
It’s true … even Vox is taking shots at CNN’s news coverage, that’s how bad the situation has become.
When you can come up with new questions for the New Year and some intelligence – it's a definite maybe you'll be called on https://t.co/j59n8qlllh
— Drain the Swamp (@Rockincvf) January 3, 2018
And Acosta is starting the New Year much like last year…….whining. https://t.co/pvUjyyMd8i
— ★Gerilenn★ (@Gerilenn) January 3, 2018
Sad that Acosta is starting New year like much of last year…. trying to become the news instead of reporting it https://t.co/s7CbYSbqQz
— Lauren Williams (@laurenpaige1985) January 3, 2018
Delete your network. https://t.co/JTCWCPX6Bh
— JP (@RealCryptoBoss) January 4, 2018
What would we do without CNN?
IS THE PRESIDENT INSANE
IS THE PRESIDENT WORRIED HE WILL START NUCLEAR WAR
IS THE PRESIDENT FRIENDS WITH STEVE BANNON ANYMORE
For the millionth time, the White House press briefing shouldn't be televised, and honestly, probably shouldn't even exist.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) January 3, 2018