President Trump is holding a press conference the day after the 2018 midterm elections, and all was going fairly smooth until CNN’s chief Resistance reporter Jim Acosta got the mic. And away it went:
FULL EXCHANGE: Trump vs. @Acosta
"Put down the mic…"
"You are a rude, terrible person…" pic.twitter.com/hdnNGd2xLc
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) November 7, 2018
— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 7, 2018
TRUMP to @Acosta: "Honestly, I think you should let me run the country. You run CNN. CNN should be ashamed of you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person."
— Gabby Orr (@gabriellahope_) November 7, 2018
In this video angle, you can clearly see that Acosta did NOT want to give up control of the microphone:
The fiery interaction between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Trump. NBC’s Peter Alexander got involved too. pic.twitter.com/dTnlYsR5Dj
— Lincoln Graves (@LincolnGraves) November 7, 2018
Then another reporter defended Acosta, and Trump had this to say:
After Peter Alexander defends Acosta, Trump turns on him too: "I'm not a big fan of yours either, to be honest." pic.twitter.com/EkYLE0OVYi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2018
Well, that escalated quickly!