Hot Mic Reveals Acosta Outburst Was Intentional, Malicious


CNN’s Jim Acosta was caught on a hot mic on Tuesday boasting that he had intentionally disrupted the signing ceremony between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Acosta said in audio that he shouted questions during the ceremony in Singapore because he was not among the reporters chosen to witness an earlier meeting between the two leaders.

“Hey, if they’re not going to let me in the f—ing meeting, that’s what happens. That’s the way it goes, baby,” the CNN reporter said based on the clip posted by Breitbart’s Joshua Caplan.

While Trump and Kim signed the denuclearization agreement, Acosta shouted out, “Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?”

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Trump replied, “We’re starting that process very quickly. Very, very quickly, absolutely.”

Acosta followed up, asking, “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?”

The president ignored the question.

Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted that Acosta should “immediately have his press credentials suspended.”

“He is an absolute disgrace!” Parscale added.

The Trump campaign head also called for Acosta’s credentials to be pulled in April, when the CNN correspondent shouted a Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals question at the president during the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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“I think the White House should pull his credentials because he yelled questions, as he continues to do at inappropriate times, while the President was coloring books with children,” Parscale tweeted. “Disrespectful, and would have never been allowed previously.”

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In February, Acosta interrupted Trump’s White House address to the nation following the tragic Parkland, Florida high school shooting, yelling out as the chief executive began to exit the room.

“Mr. President, why does this keep happening in America? Are you going to do something about guns?” the reporter yelled.

In January, Acosta strongly implied that the president was a racist during an Oval Office media availability with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“Just Caucasian or white countries or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world where there are people of color?” the correspondent asked about Trump’s views on immigration.

Days before taking office in January 2017, Trump labeled Acosta as part of “fake news” CNN, following the network’s reporting in conjunction with Buzzfeed on the unverified Russia dossier.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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