As often as we see it, we still don’t get it. News networks like CNN continually call for President Trump’s daily press briefings on the coronavirus not to be aired because there’s just no value in what the president says. But then when given the chance, the media asks Trump things like if he’d heard about the (still) unnamed White House official who allegedly called COVID-19 the “kung flu.” We mean, seriously, this should be blown up to poster size and mounted on the president’s podium:
If we asked this question of every member of the media, there would be no White House press briefings https://t.co/1jxceHMxBa
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 19, 2020
The always helpful Jim Acosta, who just the other day asked the president, “What do you say to Americans who are upset with you?” before literally lifting talking points from ads from Joe Biden’s Super PAC, on Tuesday continued his hot streak by asking Trump if he thinks he “lulled” Americans into a false sense of security. Way to focus on the moment at hand, super reporter.
Jim Acosta to President Trump:
"Is there any fairness to the criticism that you lulled Americans into a false sense of security when you were saying things like "it's going to go away?" pic.twitter.com/Blz2WEnDON
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 31, 2020
We’ve said it a million times before, but the White House press corps enamored with “hope and change” just cannot process actual optimism.
They’re not gonna be happy until Trump yells “RUN! PANIC EVERYONE!”
They still won’t be happy though. They don’t care about the public or the economy. They only care about clicks. https://t.co/wlSgt1SH4a
— The Dank Knight ? (@capeandcowell) March 31, 2020
Looking forward CNN running a live death counter 24/7 over the theme music from Gotterdammerung.
— Terry Welty (@terrywelty) March 31, 2020
Acosta is a fraud. Always wanting to bring fear to the table.
— Kristina Elena ? (@greentunavinyl) March 31, 2020
Would Jim Acosta please just go away!?
— Keith Sessions (@keithsessions) March 31, 2020
And who was it telling everyone to go out to Chinatown and mingle for Chinese New Year and live life normally because if you’re under 50 and healthy it’s the same as a cold? Where is the Acosta who covers Bill de Blasio’s press conferences?
Like when Democrat mayors and governors were telling people to "Go out to Chinatown, and go about your business"?
— That Guy (@steelCOYOTE_) March 31, 2020
Like the @NYCMayor encouraging folks to go out and about?
— T (@tcsorr) March 31, 2020
Why is he still allowed into these briefings ?
— Sue♥️??ELIMINATE Media Bluecheck status (@IndieSueVotes) March 31, 2020
Hindsight is always clearer. It's easy to second guess yesterday's decision in light of today's information.
— Newt's Law ? (@NewtInMotion) March 31, 2020
Guess Jim forgot about all the MSM outlets claiming back in January and February and early March even that this wasn’t a big deal.
— David Jones (@Bearcat2O11) April 1, 2020
“Jim, remember when every mainstream news outlet in America was saying you’re better off worrying about the flu? Do you feel bad about that? Do you feel responsible for lulling Americans into a false hope?”
Jim being Jim.
The damn WHO got the "no big deal" ball rolling.
— JohnZUSA (@JohnZUSA1) April 1, 2020
I saw this as it happened and was shocked. Acosta is basically asking the President why isn’t he being more negative. Why would he be negative? We get enough of that from CNN and the rest of the MSM.
— John Smith (@anonguy2k13) April 1, 2020
Acosta asks loaded questions that aren't even allowed in a courtroom much less to the President of the United States
— Lyle Laser (@lyle_laser) March 31, 2020
that is the best @Acosta could come up with?
— Regnat Populus (@FattiMaschii) March 31, 2020
Does he sit up at night thinking of dumb nonsensical questions
— just another deplorable (@melonie56241920) March 31, 2020
Do you EVER stop Jim Acosta? Get a life brother. Get past politics and be American.
— Jody L. Lay (@RedHornet6101) April 1, 2020
Funnily enough I got all upset with Jim Acosta when he asked his first question today. My wife lulled me into a false sense of security when she said "he's going to go away", because now I know better, he never goes away, he'll be at every briefing.
— Dan's Shadow Band (@Republican_Dan1) March 31, 2020
He’s so transparent.
— CC * (@isabel90990) March 31, 2020
this is one of the best answers I've heard him give to this type of setup question so far. You can tell he is being very open here.
— J Storm (@J_Storm127) March 31, 2020
There is the answer. Move on.
— ProfCasby (@profcasby) March 31, 2020
At Wednesday’s briefing: “Critics say …”
Donald Trump drops massive mic on Jim Acosta — and CNN — after Acosta asks 'nasty, snarky question' at COVID19 presser https://t.co/e0ARxfa91w
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 30, 2020