Mike Huckabee Devastates Acosta for Attacking His Daughter During WH News Briefing


CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta became the story instead of reporting the story, again, on Thursday after he engaged in a heated exchange with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders during the daily briefing.

Acosta, who later whined that he’d left the briefing early because he was unsatisfied with Sanders’ responses to his questions, had been insistent that the president’s top spokeswoman purposefully undermine a rather clear and repeated statement from her boss that already had been explained.

Specifically, Acosta had demanded that Sanders walk back Trump’s classification of the media outlets and reporters who perpetuate “fake news” as the “enemy of the people,” which Sanders declined to do.

The sanctimonious showboating of Acosta and the manner in which he berated the press secretary didn’t sit well with the press secretary’s father — former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — and he took to Twitter to let his feelings on the matter be known.

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Huckabee tweeted, “I know I’m as objective about @PressSec as @NYTimes new hateful, racist hire Sarah Jeong is about white people, but I still think @PressSec is the WINDSHIELD and little Jim Acosta is the BUG.”

Aside from calling Acosta a “bug” that presumably ended up smashed on Sanders’ “windshield,” Huckabee also referenced the newly hired editorial board member of The New York Times, Sarah Jeong, who has a lengthy social media history of abjectly racist screeds against white people.

But that wasn’t all that Huckabee had to say about Acosta, as just a short time earlier he’d also shared his feelings about the reporter in his typically sarcastic manner.

Huckabee tweeted, “Breaking wind from CNN! Jim Acosta suffers severe nose bleed from the elevation of his high horse. Taken to safe space and provided with Play Dough, a popsicle, pictures of a pony to color and a puppy.”

That was a hilarious shot at the self-righteous journalist who routinely positions himself atop a “high horse” and then whines as if he needs a “safe space” when he is called out over his sanctimony.

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As noted, Acosta had taken issue with the labeling of some in the media as an “enemy of the people” by the president for their tendency to make inaccurate or blatantly false reports about the administration, their tendency to not report the good news that is happening and their frequent smears of Trump’s supporters as being the lowest sort of people.

Acosta seems to have taken it personally — he does fit the description — and has seemingly made it his quest to harp on the matter repeatedly instead of working to shift perceptions so he isn’t caught up in that particular classification of overtly biased anti-Trump media.

For her part, Sanders handled the onslaught of demands from Acosta rather stoically, and countered Acosta’s whines with several examples of what might make a member of the media be classified as an “enemy” to roughly half the country, particularly noting the personal attacks she has received.

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This isn’t the first time that Huckabee has taken to social media or the network airwaves in defense of his daughter — though she has proved admirably that she can defend herself quite well — and unfortunately will probably not be the last, as she has been marked by the left as a target.

As for Acosta himself, we unfortunately are also most likely to have not heard the last of him either, as he appears to have become addicted to the publicity he receives — both good and bad — following his heated encounters with the president or other members of the Trump administration, and will inevitably seek the spotlight again as the center of attention.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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