Acosta's Latest Temper Tantrum is His Most Embarrassing Yet
Multiple witnesses were aghast when they say Acosta saw Gorka, who just debuted his SALEM Radio Network show “America First,” and told him bluntly that media-related meetings with the president were for “real journalists” only. Gorka proceeded to berate Acosta at a high volume.
Gorka told The Daily Caller that the altercation had occurred earlier in the day as he waited for a meeting with President Donald Trump.
“I was waiting inside the entrance of the Briefing Room for a private meeting with the president,” Gorka told The Daily Caller.
Acosta walked in then, according to Gorka, touched his arm and said “Why are you here? This place is for journalists only,” then walked away. He also noted that the incident occurred in front of fellow SALEM host Mike Gallagher and Sirius Patriot XM host David Webb — and explained that, although they had been in the same building on several occasions, he and Acosta had never officially met prior to this incident.
The violation of decorum received widespread attention on Twitter.
Wow! Unbelievably NASTY decorum in White House Press Briefing room! @Acosta walks by new radio show host @SebGorka and says to him: “Why are you here? This place is for journalists only.” Really Jim? And #FakeNewsers too? Welcome to the press room, Seb!— John Fredericks (@jfradioshow) January 17, 2019