CNN's Grandstanding Newsman Interrupts Historic Summit

  • 2018-06-12
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
CNN's Grandstanding Newsman Interrupts Historic Summit
By Dan Scavino Jr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Despite yesterday's historic summit between the United States and North Korea some things – namely obnoxious CNN reporters – never change.

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.

 Source: AAN
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