Watch: CNN Hack Jim Acosta Just Got Another Spanking in the White House Press Room

Americans awoke Thursday morning to a breathless report from NBC claiming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called President Donald Trump a “moron” and had considered resigning, a report Trump said was false and Tillerson dismissed as “petty nonsense.”

That report came on the heels of the Senate Intelligence Committee leadership announcing that it still hadn’t found anything in the largely fake-news-fueled Russian collusion probe of the Trump presidential campaign, but would continue investigating nonetheless, according to USA Today.

The NBC report prompted Trump to push back on Twitter, as he is well-known to do. He posted: “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!”

Enter CNN White House correspondent Jim “Very Fake News” Acosta, who has also become well-known, primarily for his open animosity to the president and his administration.

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According to Newsbusters, when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on Acosta during the daily briefing, Acosta asked, “Why did the president tweet this morning that he’d like to see the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate news outlets, and I guess this quest to go after fake news. Does he — does he value the First Amendment as much as he values the Second Amendment?”

“Absolutely,” replied Sanders, according to Raw Story. “The president is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment, but with the First Amendment, with those freedoms also come responsibilities. And you have a responsibility to tell the truth, to be accurate.”

Acosta attempted to interject partway through that response with a snide remark but Sanders immediately cut him off and stated firmly, “I allowed you to finish” before completing her own reply.

“I think right now, when we’ve seen recent information that says only 5 percent of media coverage has been positive about this president and this administration while at the same time you have the stock market and economic confidence at an all-time high, ISIS is on the run, unemployment’s at the lowest it’s been in 17 years, we’ve cut regulations at historic pace, fixing the VA …” stated Sanders, rattling off a list of positive stories the media has largely ignored.

“You’ve only found 5 percent of your time to focus on some of those issues,” she continued. “And frankly, those are the issues that most Americans care about, not a lot of the things that you cover. Not a lot of the petty palace intrigue you spend your time on.

“I think we need to move towards a more fair, more accurate and, frankly, more responsible news media for the American people.”

Acosta then attempted to ask a follow-up question, but Sanders again cut him off and, citing the limited time, moved on to another reporter. Watch it right here:

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CNN’s Acosta seems to enjoy battling Trump and his representatives, even as he typically comes out on the losing end of such clashes.

Chalk this one up as another loss for “Very Fake News” Jim, as Sanders essentially beat him down before he could even land a blow.

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