With his airport rallies behind him, president Trump reverted into “the press is the enemy of the people” mode today during his post-election news conference, where he basked in the glow of his incredible electoral victory yesterday. Go figure.
After patting himself on the back, the Twitter-in-Chief took great umbrage at CNN’s Jim Acosta for asking a question about his policy of fear-mongering and demonizing the so-called caravan of bedraggled Central Americans who are heading north toward the US border apparently into the arms of the bored-to-tears US Army.
Still insisting the immigrants are an “invasion” force, Trump lit into the CNN correspondent, calling him, “a rude, terrible person” who has offended the tender sensibilities of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee.
“The way you treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders is horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way,” said the president who today finally ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions after tormenting the poor guy for months on end.
Trump eventually got around to ordering Acosta to “put down the mic.”
CNN took on the president immediately after the conference. It issued this statement:
“This president’s ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far. They are not only dangerous, they are disturbingly un-American. While president Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it. A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere.”
Hats off to CNN.