CNN's Grandstanding Newsman Interrupts Historic Summit
CNN's grandstanding White House correspondent and Sarah Sanders punching bag, Jim Acosta made sure to maximize his time in the spotlight by peppering both President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un with painfully obvious questions. (Fox News)
“Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir?” the Trump-bashing newsman hollered as Trump and Kim exited their conference room at the Capella Hotel following a 35-minute meeting. “Any progress, Mr. President?”
“Chairman Kim, will you denuclearize?” he pressed. “Mr. President, how’s it going so far, sir?”
When Trump finally responded by saying it was going “Very, very good,” Acosta, who was the designated pool reporter assigned to represent U.S. media organizations, seemed encouraged to demand answers from Kim, who is used to a more compliant media.
“Will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?” Acosta shouted, either unaware that Kim had just pledged to do exactly that or thinking that his probing interrogation technique might elicit a more fulsome answer than the recently concluded diplomatic session.
Several meetings between Trump and Kim occurred throughout the day in Singapore. The North Korean government reportedly committed to starting denuclearization immediately by dismantling a "major" missile testing site.
Trump sounded cautiously optimistic, wisely following the Reagan maxim, "trust, but verify," when it comes to handling the historically duplicitous regime.
Unsurprisingly, neither leader responded to Acosta. But on social media, the criticism against its reporter was relentless.
CNN confirms it was predictably Jim Acosta that yelled “So are you going to give up your nukes?” at Kim Jong Un during the photo op.— Gina Gentry Loudon (@RealDrGina) June 12, 2018
Easily the most annoying person in the White House press corps, and that’s saying something considering how crowded the field is. https://t.co/jMwFfEPy0m— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 12, 2018
For those who live outside the United States and who are wondering if all Americans are as annoying and obnoxious as CNN's Jim @Acosta, the answer is no.— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 12, 2018
He is a national embarrassment. https://t.co/0KTNtkKbnb