CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been making headlines due to his clashes with both the President and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Acosta seems content with becoming the story and has even started the late-night TV circuit.
Just before his interview with Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” Acosta posted a picture of himself on social media that received a lot of ridicule from Trump supporters.
“Getting ready to bring some #realnews to @colbertlateshow with @StephenAtHome #nottheenemy” wrote Acosta, along with a picture of himself looking into the mirror.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 8, 2018
Twitter lit up with sarcastic comments about his post and picture.
“Posted same day as this, from @TheAtlantic: ‘Jim Acosta’s Dangerous Brand of Performance Journalism” posted one user, “’Man, I love that guy.’ — Jim Acosta to Jim Acosta” said another.
A few of the other clap backs included:
“Objects in mirror are more full of it than they appear.”
“the Narcissus jokes just write themselves with this one”
“Why is everyone making fun of the picture of Jim Acosta’s daily affirmation?”
Acosta joined another political vocal anti-Trumper, Stephen Colbert, just after the picture was taken and spoke about his clashes with the White House. According to the CNN correspondent, he’s not the only reporter who is “fed up” he’s just the one that’s gotten the most attention.
“You know, we’re all fed up with the treatment that we’re receiving. And I’m not the only one to speak out about this.”
“But you’re famous for it because you particularly get picked on by him and you particularly push back. Why do you think you have that relationship with him?” Colbert asked his guest.
“This was going on during the campaign,” Acosta said. “He referred to us as the disgusting news media, the dishonest news media. Liars, scum, and thieves, and so on. And then at that infamous press conference on January 11th 2017, 9 days before he became president of the United States, he would not take a question from me, from CNN, about the dossier and about this intelligence assessment that the intelligence community was getting on the incoming president that you might be compromised with this information that the Russians have and he would not take the question and he said, ‘You’re fake news.’ And, to me, when you insult our news organization when you call us ‘fake news,’ the way I look at it, hey, that’s calling on me for a question. The same thing happened in Britain a few weeks ago when he called us fake news at the press conference with the British Prime Minister right in front of us. He calls us fake news, he calls us fake news. I look at that as he is calling on me for a question.”
“So I am going to push back,” Acosta added.