Trump bestows a savage new nickname on CNN’s Jim Acosta after Dems cave on shutdown

President Trump has made an art form out of burning the liberal media.

The president penned a mocking tweet early Tuesday morning in which he thanked CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta for seemingly saying that Senate Democrats “lost” in their shutdown standoff.

“Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees,” President Trump wrote, and then proceeded to quote Acosta as writing “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.”

The president sent off the tweet with a jeering “Thank you for your honesty Jim!”

Jim Acosta. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh).

The comments alluded to a Monday Senate vote in which Democrats agreed to vote in favor of a short-term spending bill to keep the government running for the next month–on condition of a promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that a floor debate on immigration will be held next month.

Democrats had voted largely voted on party lines against the measure on Friday, keeping it from reaching the 60 votes needed to pass and provoking a government shutdown that lasted through Monday.

Acosta’s Monday afternoon tweet read:

CBS reporter gave Sarah Sanders ‘Jell-O’. . . watch her make shots

The tweet claimed that Acosta’s sources in the White House were celebrating victory upon the spending bill’s passage, not necessarily that Acosta himself was accusing Democrats of having “caved.” It was not clear if President Trump’s tweet was intended as sarcasm.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images).

Many members of the mainstream media interpreted the Monday vote as a defeat for Democrats.

Acosta has been an ardent detractor of the president within the White House press corps.

Last week, he accused White House aides of drowning him out as he shouted a question at President Trump, and pressed the president’s physician about whether he was withholding information about his patient’s health.

On Tuesday, he complained that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was ignoring his questions.

Like a child throwing a tantrum, Acosta can’t stand not being the center of attention.


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