As for Acosta’s questions during the summit, he also asked the president if “any progress” had been made between the two countries and asked Kim if he will give up his nuclear weapons. [images via screengrab] Follow the author on Twitter (@calebecarma).
Trump 2020 campaign manager was offended by Pool reporter Acosta asked POTUS: “Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?” POTUS: “We are starting that process very quickly.” Acosta: “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?” No response. https://t.co/208SbNFy8g — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 12, 2018
CNN host Jake Tapper said President Trump‘s 2020 campaign manager’s anti-free press rhetoric “fits better in Pyongyang than in Washington, D.C.” Tapper’s knock came after Brad Parscale called for suspension of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials. “Jim @Acosta should immediately have his press credentials suspended. He is an absolute disgrace! @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted Parscale in response to a video of Acosta asking the president questions during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.