CNN’s Jim Acosta goes off on Donald Trump and Sean Spicer after farcical press briefing

Today the Donald Trump administration held its most farcical press briefing to date, in which reporters were not allowed to make audio or video recordings of anything the administration had to say. It was a sign of just how thoroughly the Trump White House is panicking amid scandals that are turning into crises. It was also enough to prompt CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta to rip into Donald Trump and his administration – particularly after Sean Spicer still wouldn’t answer questions.

Jim Acosta laid out the following in a series of Tweets (link): “Spicer still can’t say whether POTUS believes in climate change. At off camera no audio briefing, Spicer took a question from a Russian reporter but not from CNN. Make no mistake about what we are all witnessing. This is a WH that is stonewalling the news media. Hiding behind no camera/no audio gaggles. There is a suppression of information going on at this WH that would not be tolerated at a city council mtg or press conf with a state gov.” But it turns out he was just getting started.

CNN’s Acosta continued (link): “Call me old fashioned but I think the White House of the United States of America should have the backbone to answer questions on camera. He then confirmed that Spicer took no questions from Politico or the Washington Post, in addition to taking no questions from CNN. Radio host April Ryan then pointed out that she can’t do her show properly without an audio recording of the press briefing.

Jim Acosta then revealed that Spicer isn’t long for this briefing room one way or the other (link): “Sean Spicer may move into a different role in West Wing, a shift that would make room for new WH Press Secretary, we’ve confirmed.” No word yet on who will be the next Trump press secretary who refuses to answer questions.


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8 Comments

  1. Claudia on June 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Ok that it
    Toss them all out.
    Trump can’t handle the mess he created
    They all need to go!

  2. Barbara Reid on June 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This is just so way over the top that I am speechless. How long are we going to have to endure this total bullshit. Now we cant even have news due to the stonewalling. I do not promote any kind of violence, however, I can see why the shooter felt like someone had to do something since every person in America knows what is happening, and it’s criminal. We do not want to live under the rule of Putin and billionaires that care nothing for people other than the 1%. Hopefully the investigation will not wait until they have every single person on every single crime, before they get this idiot out of the White House, it needs to be NOW. We cannot wait any longer. Every single nano second that passes takes us further down the road to hell. For heaven’s sake, GET HIM OUT and all his filthy cronies too, soon!

  3. Sandys on June 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Deadbeat Trump and his ilk are scared and act burned out after only 5 months. Haven’t seen a more hopeless White House in my 71 years.

  4. Patty on June 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I would love it if the press started to ignore these briefings, just don’t show up.

  5. Robin Frazier on June 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    The MSM needs to hire Marilu Henner to attend these things. She has an eidetic memory. LOL

  6. Candace Love on June 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    The Huckabee woman. She probably learned how to stonewall from her dad. I don’t know how Sean Spicer has been able to stand up in front of media all this time and lie for Trump. He is probably suffering from PTSD at this point.

  7. greg on June 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Corrupt bastards, every single one of the Trump team. LOCK THEM UP!

  8. Les on June 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I don’t feel a ton of sympathy for the mainstream media, especially Jim Acosta’s network, who continues to keep Jeffrey Lord on the payroll. Had they done their job during the campaign, it is much more likely that we would not be dealing with this monstrosity now. What happened to them yesterday is a consequence of that negligence.

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