Trump Blasts ‘Disgrace’ Jim Acosta, ‘Loser’ April Ryan, Suggests More Reporters Could Lose Credentials
President Donald Trump ripped Jim Acosta on Friday, after the CNN chief White House correspondent had his press pass suspended over false allegations he acted inappropriately with an intern.
“I think Jim Acosta’s a very unprofessional man,” Trump said. “He does this with everybody. He gets paid to do that, you know he gets paid to burst in. He’s a very unprofessional guy, whether it’s me or Ronald Reagan or anybody else, he would’ve done the same thing. I don’t think he’s a smart person, but he’s got a loud voice.”
Trump said he hasn’t made a decision on the fate of Acosta’s press credentials, adding “there could be others also” that could lose their access.
“This is a very sacred place, this is a very special place,” Trump continued. “You have to treat the White House with respect. You have to treat the presidency with respect.”
Trump called Acosta a “disgrace,” before turning his ire towards another White House reporter, April Ryan.
“You talk about somebody that’s a loser, she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing,” Trump said. “She gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise, or she gets a contract with, I think CNN.
“But she’s very nasty and she shouldn’t be,” he added.
Trump: "The same thing with April Ryan…You talk about somebody that's a loser. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing…She's very nasty, and she shouldn't be."
– The president of the United States attacking a black reporter for doing her job pic.twitter.com/9UMw8jnih9
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 9, 2018