As Twitchy told you, petulant peacock Jim Acosta got his feathers soundly ruffled by Donald Trump at today’s post-election press conference.
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
Well, it looks like this time, Acosta deserved that even more than usual:
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 7, 2018
Wow. Jim Acosta refused to give up the mic even when a female staffer went to take it, yanking it back from her. Out of control. Trump is now truly pissed. Watch out.
— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) November 7, 2018
Hard to blame Trump for being pissed after that. Take a look:
Here's Jim Acosta pushing away a young woman trying to get the microphone from him. Something really is wrong with this man: pic.twitter.com/o0ZBZrIBTA
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) November 7, 2018
So, we're just going to pretend that Jim Acosta didn't just do this to a female. Interesting. pic.twitter.com/dIRn6baKFB
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) November 7, 2018
Now, guess how NBC News is spinning Acosta’s boorish behavior:
BREAKING: White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta during a contentious exchange with President Trump at a news conference. pic.twitter.com/fFm7wclFw2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018
In other words, Jim Acosta is the victim here. Amazing. And totally par for the course with NBC News.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 7, 2018
This doesn't describe what happened properly at all. It was her job to move the mic to the next person and he wouldn't surrender it. https://t.co/e5K5g6KNUy
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 7, 2018
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) November 7, 2018
The White House aide was trying to do her job to get the microphone to the next reporter to ask a question.
Acosta, who had already asked multiple questions, refused to give it back because it's always about Jim Acosta.
You'd think a news organization would understand that. https://t.co/6bD9N9Rl0A
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 7, 2018
Imagine being so reflexively self-defensive of the media that you spin this interaction as the *woman* getting physical. https://t.co/vHQAwdHXWy
— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) November 7, 2018
Holy biased reporting
— USMCmatt (@USMCmatt) November 7, 2018
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 7, 2018
Pathetic, NBC News. But then, you’re defending Jim Acosta, so pathetic is just how you roll.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.