With a government shutdown looming, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney took some questions at a White House press conference this morning. Among those with questions was CNN’s Jim Acosta, who presented the Democrat argument that it’s inaccurate for the GOP to refer to it as a “Schumer shutdown” since the GOP controls all three branches:
Mulvaney at top of briefing calls it the “Schumer shutdown…”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 19, 2018
"How can it be the Schumer shutdown when Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate?" @Acosta asks
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) January 19, 2018
Oh wow. @Acosta just embarrassed himself with his “but GOP controls the WH …” question. He doesn’t realize you need 60 votes to pass CR? GOP do not have 60? Mercy.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 19, 2018
Mulvaney shut down Acosta quickly and embarrassingly:
Drama queen ? Jim Acosta schooled and shutdown yet again this time by Mulvaney. pic.twitter.com/vtN2dVhfll
— robjh1 (@robjh1) January 19, 2018
— Steph (@steph93065) January 19, 2018
Mulvaney scolds Acosta for suggesting that a simple GOP majority can prevent a shutdown – “You know we need 60 votes in the Senate” #SchumerShutdown
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 19, 2018
We just found out another fact about Jim Acosta. He's bad at math. Repub's 51 + Dems 0 does not equal 60 votes needed to keep Gov running. Hence, it's the "Schumer Shutdown".
— Mo (@maurice_dichard) January 19, 2018
Isn’t there a basic civics education required for the WH Press Corp?
— LuckiDraw (@luckidraw) January 19, 2018
why is @cnn even allowed in the white house?
— tgnoble ?? (@tgnoble) January 19, 2018
The last time President Trump told Acosta to get “out,” CNN’s chief WH drama queen said he didn’t even recognize America anymore.