Far-left, anti-Trump tv personalities usually stick collectively, however Stephen Colbert broke from custom on Wednesday when he scolded CNN’s Jim Acosta for grandstanding throughout a Wednesday press convention in New York Metropolis.
“Type of a d— transfer, Jim Acosta. We get it, you’re woke,” Colbert stated.
Acosta disrupted the press convention when he requested President Trump whether or not “considered one of our feminine colleagues” might be known as on after he questioned the president, prompting Trump to query Acosta’s protocol request.
“What does he imply by that?” Trump requested.
In a collection of crosstalk, throughout which Trump repeatedly requested him to “clarify,” Acosta stated he thought “it might be nice if a feminine reporter would ask you a query about this concern.”
The president replied: “I wouldn’t thoughts that in any respect, no.”
Regardless of proclaiming that he needed feminine reporters to be known as on, Acosta requested a query as a substitute of merely handing his microphone to a girl. The president did name on a feminine reporter after Acosta concluded his questioning.
Colbert wasn’t the one particular person to mock Acosta for the outburst.
“Breaking wind from CNN! Not sufficient mustard to cowl this sizzling canine! NYC runs out of mustard after Jim ‘Sizzling-Canine’ Acosta makes idiot of himself and what’s left of his porn-pride community at Wed information conf w/ @realDonaldTrump,” Fox Information contributor Mike Huckabee tweeted.
Sebastian Gorka called Acosta a “self-obsessed drama queen,” and creator Eddie Scarry identified his hypocrisy.
“Favourite a part of Jim Acosta’s valor on the press convention yesterday was when he steered a girl ought to get to ask Trump a query… However solely after the boys are achieved speaking,” Scarry tweeted.
Acosta has lengthy been a thorn within the facet of the Trump administration and as soon as bragged about being tossed out of the Oval Workplace throughout an look on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Stay.”
Earlier this yr, Trump kicked out the CNN star from the Oval Workplace after Acosta badgered the president with racially charged questions. Acosta has made a behavior of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and members of his administration can be found to the media.
Trump has famously dubbed CNN “faux information” and pointed instantly at Acosta, calling him by that disparaging moniker prior to now. Acosta has additionally gotten into combative arguments with different members of the administration, together with former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Administration and Finances Director Mick Mulvaney, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Senior Coverage Adviser Stephen Miller.
Fox Information’ Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.