President Trump Takes Down Acosta After Silly Question About ‘Happy Talk’
CNN’s Jim Acosta argued with President Trump after the network’s reporter questioned whether the White House daily coronavirus task force briefings had become “happy talk” sessions designed to paint a “rosy picture” of what’s happening amid the pandemic.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 10, 2020
“These people have done an incredible job,” Trump said, pointing to others who were on the stage. “This is not happy talk. Maybe it’s happy talk for you. It’s not happy talk for me. We are talking about death.”
“Thousands of people have died,” he added. “These are the saddest news conferences that I’ve ever had. I don’t like doing them. You know why? Because I’m talking about death.”
“That’s not a fair question,” Trump said toward the end of the exchange. “When you ask a question like that it’s very insulting to a lot of great people.”
— Jack Cagle (@JackCagle11) April 10, 2020
One of President Trump’s best moments in today’s press briefing! You can always count on CNN’s Acosta to be “snarky” towards this President!
— RondogUSMC (@RonaldM37557453) April 10, 2020
Part of a leaders responsibility is to keep people optimistic during difficult periods.
Acosta seems to focus on spreading doom & gloom,misery & despair.
— Ed Roberts (@EdRober12902007) April 10, 2020
This is Trumps best response to Acosta I have seen. I am proud of what he has done & said to Acosta here,
— Brad (@BradRMarchand) April 10, 2020
@Potus needs to field questions from the public for a change and not from these so called reporters, who are only there to throw out confrontational, ignorant questions….I for one am damn sick and tired of their disrespect toward our President. ENOUGH!!!
— Willy (@Pilot2the_end) April 11, 2020
— Jill (@Jill13258346) April 10, 2020
If I had a reporter who so consistantly was proved to be both biased and wrong I would fire him or her,why is Jim Acosta still working?
— Richard Laedeke (@RichardLaedeke) April 10, 2020