Sarah Sanders Shuts Down Jim Acosta’s Whining About Conservative Media In Five Words

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.

Laura Ingraham & Jim Acosta Exchange Twitter Blows After ‘NARCISSISM’ CPAC Slam

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta lashed out on Twitter at Fox News Host Laura Ingraham after she took a swipe at him during a Thursday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Fox News host called Acosta a ‘narcissist’ for making himself the center of every story.

On Thursday, Ingraham reportedly said, “Jim Acosta of CNN: he’s a nice person. He was complaining this morning on television — I know that’s not news — he was complaining that President Trump didn’t call on U.S. media at the summit presser and that he only called on the Russian and the Chinese journalists. Well, it turns out, a producer just told me he called on ABC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and NPR. But he just didn’t call on Jim Acosta. The land of narcissism knows no bounds.”

Laura Ingraham added that Acosta would “probably get a better shake from the Chinese and Russian journalists,” a reference he latched onto when formulating his Twitter response.

“Of course Laura Ingraham sides with the folks at Russian and Chinese State media. Those are her kind of people,” Acosta tweeted, along with the hashtag #PropagandistsUnited.

On Wednesday, Jim Acosta complained that President Donald Trump called on Fox News host Sean Hannity and even foreign journalists instead of him.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham responded to Acosta later via a tweet that ended with the hashtag #America United: “Of course Jim @Acosta, who mischaracterized the Trump #Hanoi presser, can’t take a joke and reacts with invective,” she posted.

“‘[My] kind of people’ includes reporters who stick to the facts and don’t need to make themselves the center of every story. Try it sometime.” she added.

During hand-off banter with Sean Hannity to begin her Thursday night show, Ingraham offered to bring Acosta some “dried seaweed and elixirs” because “I think he’s having a hard time.”

Instead of complaining, Acosta should think about why he doesn’t get called to the press briefings. It’s like he has to strive so hard to make himself feel important.

Maybe he doesn’t get the call because he doesn’t ask questions. He just makes false accusations against the president and his administration when he gets the microphone.

Acosta would do well to spend some time back in school and learn how to be an honest reporter who states the facts and does not try to make himself the news.

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