This Tuesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta complained that instead of him, President Donald Trump called on a reporter from the conservative media.
Following a presser with the President and populist Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Acosta spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and criticized The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti’s “softball question.”
“And then [the president] was asked that question by a reporter with The Daily Caller right at the very end. The question was asked in a way that really teed it up like a game of tee ball, here in the Rose Garden. The president was just sort of served up a softball there, when he was asked whether or not the Democrats were advancing a lot of socialist ideas,” complained Acosta.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded to Jim Acosta’s complaint with a post on Twitter using just five words: “Dear Diary … #BestWeekEver.”
Here is what that means: Sarah Sanders was captioning a video from back in 2016 of the “hard-hitting” CNN reporter asking then-President Barack Obama about his “best week ever.”
“I wanted to ask you about what some people are calling your best week ever, last week. You had two Supreme Court decisions supportive of the Affordable Care Act and of gay rights. You also delivered a speech down in Charleston that was pretty warmly received. It seems that you’ve built up some political capital for the remaining months of your presidency. I’m curious how you wanna use it. What hard things do you wanna tackle at this point?” asked Acosta.
Jason Howerton from The Blaze posted the video on his Twitter profile. “Jim Acosta today criticizing [Saagar Enjeti] vs. Jim Acosta when Obama was president,” he captioned the post.
As for the “Dear Diary” comment of Sanders’ tweet, the White House press secretary was referencing a troll of CNN’s Jim Acosta that sparked back in June. Twitter politicos began captioning Acosta’s tweets about President Trump using the phrase “Dear diary,” poking fun at his various Twitter soliloquies lamenting how mean the President is.
Here are a few examples of “Dear Diary” posts highlighted by The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra:
Jim Acosta is pushing to make himself the center of the news for quite some time. For example, back in early November, he refused to hand over his microphone to a White House aide so that other reporters could ask questions.
The CNN reporter even made a physical contact with the young woman as she was attempting to grab the microphone from his hands resulting in the White House temporarily suspending his press credentials.
“I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit,” Acosta tweeted on November 8.
His colleges from the media are reportedly “embarrassed” by Acosta turning press briefings into his own show.
“A few CNN reporters told me that they’re embarrassed by Acosta & CNN,” said Republican strategist Arthur Schwartz back in November.
“A [White House] correspondent from a major network (not Fox) told me ‘This isn’t the Jim Fing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He’s an a*hole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.” he posted on Twitter.