Jim Acosta to Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Do You Think Roy Moore ‘Is a Creep?’

In the first White House press briefing since President Donald Trump returned from a nearly two-week Asia trip, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was repeatedly grilled by the White House press corps over whether or not Trump will stand by Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in wake of Moore’s teen sex abuse allegations. Sanders noted that the president found the accusations to be “very troubling” but said that Trump believes that the voters of Alabama should decide Moore’s fate. At one point, she was pressed by CNN’s Jim Acosta on her own personal feelings towards the ex-Alabama judge. After asking Sanders if Trump would campaign with Moore, to which the press secretary responded “not that I’m aware of,” Acosta tossed this question at Sanders: “Do you think he is a creep?” “Look, I don’t know Roy Moore,” she answered. “I haven’t met him in person, I Continue reading "Jim Acosta to Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Do You Think Roy Moore ‘Is a Creep?’"

Tucker Carlson Rips CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Third-Rate Punditry’ Instead of Hard News

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight asked how CNN’s Jim Acosta, in his role as a senior White House correspondent, can engage in “third-rate punditry” over hard news. Earlier this week, Acosta said that President Trump “now has the world record for injecting politics into the aftermath of a terror attack.” Carlson jabbed his “pre-rehearsed editorial” and asked, “Did CNN’s most visible hard journalist just accidentally slip into third-rate punditry? Looks that way, and it probably wasn’t by accident.” He ran clips of other Acosta moments Mediaite has previously reported on, like: Jim Acosta: We Saw Trump’s True Colors Today and ‘Not Sure They Were Red, White and Blue’ CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘Ushering A Return to The Cold War’ With Cuba Jim Acosta: We Saw Trump’s Presidency ‘Go Off the Rails’ at Today’s Press Conference Acosta: White House Has ‘Unhealthy Fixation’ on ‘the Mexicans, the Muslims, and Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Rips CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Third-Rate Punditry’ Instead of Hard News"

CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘Now Has the World Record for Injecting Politics’ After a Terror Attack

This afternoon, CNN’s Jim Acosta took a shot at President Trump for politicizing the horrific NYC terror attack yesterday. In speaking with Brooke Baldwin this afternoon, Acosta said, “I think President Trump, Brooke, now has the world record for injecting politics into the aftermath of a terror attack.” He referenced the President’s tweets earlier today––including shots at Chuck Schumer––and for his remarks about immigration and the justice system. Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Jim Acosta Grills Sarah Sanders on Don Jr., Papadopoulos: ‘How Is It Not Collusion?’

In the midst of an absolutely insane day for political news, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did her best to spin the two huge stories that came out of the Mueller probe — the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates and the announcement that former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos had pled guilty to lying to the FBI over his Russian connections. Regarding Papadopoulos matter, Sanders wanted to make sure to put forth one specific narrative — that he was merely a low-level campaign volunteer that the president didn’t know him personally. Therefore, this didn’t rise to the level of collusion with Russia. CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta confronted Sanders on this matter, asking the press secretary how she could describe Papadopoulos as having a limited role with the campaign when there is a photograph of him sitting at a table with then-candidate Donald Trump Continue reading "Jim Acosta Grills Sarah Sanders on Don Jr., Papadopoulos: ‘How Is It Not Collusion?’"

Acosta to Sanders: ‘Are You Trying to Gin Up Your Own Russian Investigation’ with Uranium One?

CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed Sarah Huckabee Sanders at today’s White House press briefing about President Trump talking about Uranium One and how it was Hillary Clinton doing the actual colluding with Russia. “Why did the President involve himself in the Uranium One investigation?” Acosta asked. “Are you trying to gin up your own Russia investigation to rival the one up on Capitol Hill? And where is the President’s evidence that Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians?” Huckabee Sanders said that the President has “pushed for transparency.” Acosta asked again about the evidence of Clinton collusion and she said, “I think I’ve addressed that pretty thoroughly.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Stephen Miller May Be Up for ‘Elevated’ Communications Role After Battling CNN’s Acosta This Week

White House advisor Stephen Miller got a lot of media attention after his combative briefing this week, and he may now be up for a job in the White House communications department. CNN is reporting this afternoon that Miller is being considered for a comms job: In fact, Axios is reporting that he could be Anthony Scaramucci‘s replacement as communications director. Axios’ reporting also gives some insight into how the White House reacted after Miller battled CNN’s Jim Acosta over immigration (and the Statue of Liberty). Miller accused Acosta of harboring a “cosmopolitan bias,” and Acosta subsequently slammed Miller in a few live shots later in the day. Axios says Miller was the ‘hero of the West Wing” after Continue reading "Stephen Miller May Be Up for ‘Elevated’ Communications Role After Battling CNN’s Acosta This Week"

Stephen Miller May Be Up for ‘Elevated’ Communications Role After Battling CNN’s Acosta This Week

White House advisor Stephen Miller got a lot of media attention after his combative briefing this week, and he may now be up for a job in the White House communications department. CNN is reporting this afternoon that Miller is being considered for a comms job: In fact, Axios is reporting that he could be Anthony Scaramucci‘s replacement as communications director. Axios’ reporting also gives some insight into how the White House reacted after Miller battled CNN’s Jim Acosta over immigration (and the Statue of Liberty). Miller accused Acosta of harboring a “cosmopolitan bias,” and Acosta subsequently slammed Miller in a few live shots later in the day. Axios says Miller was the ‘hero of the West Wing” after Continue reading "Stephen Miller May Be Up for ‘Elevated’ Communications Role After Battling CNN’s Acosta This Week"