CNN's Jim Acosta Rips Trump As "King Of Fake News" After Being Thrown Out Of Oval Office

A day after being thrown out of the Oval Office by President Trump, CNN White House correspondent (and possibly the biggest contributor to CNN’s whopping four wins at last night’s ‘Fake News Awards’) hit back at the president during an event at the Washington DC-based Newseum.

After being asked about CNN's banner performance at the Fake News Awards, Acosta tried to turn the notorious epithet back on the president by proclaiming him "The King of Fake News."

"Having been called fake news myself...

I can say: “The president is the king of fake news."

Acosta then listed several of Trump’s most memorable falsehoods, including his advocacy of the Obama birther movement and his claims that he lost the popular vote due to widespread voter fraud (though, to be sure, there are more documented incidences of voter fraud than the media would like to admit). Acosta insisted that Trump’s tendency to lie is “just a fact."

"I don't want people to think I'm saying this because I have an axe to grind...it's just a fact.

We’ve been saying there’s an apple and there’s a banana. We’re sticking with Apples, They've been throwing out a lot of bananas.

"It’s unfortunate that the president has sunk to that level where he has to go around issuing these kinds of awards," Acosta said.

"It’s just not what you would think would happen in this country."

As a counter-event to Trump’s Fake News Awards, the Washington DC-based Newseum presented the “Press Oppressor Awards,” giving Trump the “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom."

Earlier this week, Trump ordered Acosta out of the Oval Office when he tried to ask questions connected to the president’s recent reported remarks about “shithole countries.”

 

 

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NoDebt SILVERGEDDON Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:38 Permalink

Did he just use the "I know you are but what am I" comeback?  That's pathetic.

I used to wonder how long before Trump started yanking press credentials and throwing various reporters out permanently.  But I get it now- Trump actually ENJOYS smacking these idiots around, and I can't really say I blame him.  He WANTS it this way.  Every time those people go after Trump and he pushes back it strengthens his ties with his base.  

 

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Cognitive Dissonance jcaz Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

Earlier this week, Trump ordered Acosta out of the Oval Office when he tried to ask questions connected to the president’s recent reported remarks about “shithole countries.”

 

Actually this is not entirely true. The press event was over and the press was being told to leave. Acosta took this opportunity to shout questions at Trump. While he was asking questions and Trump answered one, before and during the questions by Acosta, in the back ground you can hear the press being told very loudly to leave.

When Trump said "Out" Trump was telling Acosta to leave with everyone else as requested. He wasn't asked to leave while everyone else was allowed to stay. EVERYONE was being asked to leave.

It has become 'fake news' that Acosta was thrown out of the Oval office, a meme adopted by both sides to feed their base.

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Cognitive Dissonance stizazz Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:31 Permalink

It's funny you say that because I distinctly remember Obama doing the same thing on one occasion. It was during a press 'opportunity' with a foreign leader, just like it was with Trump. He grew tired of a reporter dominating the question period and asked him to stop. When he didn't stop, Obama asked him to leave.

There was no hand ringing in the press about Obama being a dictator or 'throwing' the reporter out. In fact it was widely reported that the 'reporter' was out of line.

But then again, it was a Democrat President.....so it was different.

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My crotch itches Cognitive Dissonance Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:30 Permalink

I think it also important to state what the question was that caused the "Out" statement.  Acosta asked/yelled a question about countries where we wanted immigrants from, Trump answered something like "Anywhere", and Acosta snapped back "Just white or Caucasian countries?".  Trump then said "Out".  Acosta was a complete dick to say that.  It wasn't a real question, but just grandstanding because he thought it made him look cool.  No different than April Ryan asking Trump, "Are you a racist"? 

They both should be ignored from here on out by Sarah or Trump.  Don't revoke their press credentials, just ignore them and see if they are eventually replaced by their respective employers.    

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tunetopper Cognitive Dissonance Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:17 Permalink

Calling Trump's "birther movement affiliation" as evidence of his "fake news" affiliation would assume some symmetric correlation.  Obama was born of an African national father and a mother who took him out of the country for a substantial period of his life.  She divorced (if she was ever legally married) then married another non-national - a Mr. Soetero and gave Barack that surname.  These facts were never discussed by the main stream media in such a way that would raise the question of whether ot not that might dis-qualify him as a presidential candidate. This was done ostensibly as part of the ongoing dis-information campaign to ram thru a candidate that carried a made-up (false) narrative that he was representative of the American black community "experience" which he was not. 

 

Now- Acosta accuses Trump of being a purveyor of fake news on that basis....give me a break!

When will there be an honest evaluation of the re-written history of the 20th century, and 18years into this one? 

Thanks to the Newhouse Publishing empire, the Redstones, Moonves, Eisners among many many others it will likely never happen.  There are names that shall not be named beyond a whisper, for the fear of repercussions.

 

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eatthebanksters FullHedge1 Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:27 Permalink

Acosta doesn't realize he't the butt of the butt end of morons on fake news television.  Either that or its an act to keep his ratings up so he gets a big pay check.  When Trump pointed at him and quietly said 'out', Acosta's reaction was amazing...he went quietly like a little kid who's dad got pissed off.  The last thing Acosta wants is to be banned from Trump pressers..he'll be out of a job if that happens.  Trump should declare him persona non grata at press conferences.

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Dennisen Bes Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:47 Permalink

“Responding to the President’s remarks regarding Acosta’s fake news moniker, he stated unequivocally in his characteristic serious tone, repeating himself for crystal clarity,

“I know you are but what am I 

I know you are but what am I”

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