First, we completely agree with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany when she reminds CNN’s Jim Acosta that President Trump acknowledged the hitting of the 100,000-death milestone from the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering flags flown at half-staff; meanwhile, Acosta (and probably Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter) were monitoring his Twitter feed to see if he’d mention it the moment it was hit. We know it was like the ball dropping on New Year’s Eve for the mainstream media, but yes, the president did acknowledge it.
Better still, though, is McEnany responding to Acosta’s accounting of Trump’s lies by listing a slew of fake news stories, including ones from CNN (though our favorite is still that video from a Kentucky shooting range that became a battle in Syria somehow on ABC). Note also that Acosta doesn’t refute a single fake news story that McEnany cites.
This is pretty awesome:
.@PressSec Obliterates Jim Acosta & The Mainstream Media Over "Fact Checking" Question
"If you're going to get into the fact checking business, there is no one who should be fact checked more than the MSM."
Kayleigh then lists off many of the Fake News stories from the MSM. pic.twitter.com/aYvI8aQElE
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 28, 2020
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) May 28, 2020
— MarceloR (@Marcelo_DK) May 28, 2020
I like her style!
— @Debicot (@debicot) May 28, 2020
She’s a beast!!! She’s smarter than the whole press pool combined and proves it every time she gets up there!
— Adam Ruetz (@adamruetz) May 28, 2020
CNN corrects its errors….🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Bonnie Evans (@BonnieJEvans) May 28, 2020
Acosta is an attention whore! He doesn’t ask questions, he insinuates and accuses.
— Wendy (@Wendy23967141) May 28, 2020
They all do. It’s like a game show where you have to ask your question in the form of an accusation.
Can't believe that POS Acosta gets to sit there and accuse the President of lying with no consequences. The arrogance in his tone is infuriating.
— Big Ben (@name_is_ben) May 28, 2020
PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor tattles on Kayleigh McEnany for having the gall to do a WH press briefing while COVID19 is killing people https://t.co/0pX3JGMAX8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 27, 2020