CNN & # 39; s Jim Acosta admits to & # 39; showboating & # 39; – says that the & # 39; Fake news & # 39; attacks from Trump & # 39; be an act & # 39;
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta claims in his upcoming book that President Donald Trump's attacks on & # 39; fake news & # 39; only one & # 39; act & # 39; to be.
Acosta & # 39; s book The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America is scheduled for release on June 11 and will describe his work on the White House under Trump's administration.
In the book, which The Guardian received two weeks before release, Acosta describes a conversation he had with Trump & # 39; s then White House Communications Director Hope Hicks after Trump told the CNN reporter & # 39; very fake news & # 39; mentioned in a 2017 interaction.
The reporter said in his story that Hicks called him and said that Trump wanted to let him know that he & # 39; was very professional today & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He said: & # 39; Jim understands, & Hicks says during the phone call.
CNN chief Jim Acosta, White House correspondent, said in a new book that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media and & # 39; fake news & # 39; an & # 39; deed & # 39; to be
Acosta publishes its book & # 39; The Enemy of the People & # 39; on June 11 and describes & # 39; the dangers he faces in the current White House as he fights in the front lines in President Trump & # 39; s war on the truth & # 39;
Acosta wrote that – White House Communications Director Hope Hicks called him after an interaction in 2017 where Trump told him & # 39; fake news & # 39; mentioned, and said the president found that Acosta & # 39; very professional today & # 39; had acted
The call came after Trump attacked Acosta because he & # 39; fake news & # 39; was after he asked a question about Russian election interference at a press conference on February 2017.
Acosta's book is described on the publisher's page as a firsthand report of the dangers he encounters in the current White House as he fights in the front line in President Trump's war against the truth. & # 39;
During his campaign, Trump named the mainstream media as writing and reporting & # 39; fake news & # 39; and the use of & # 39; very fake news & # 39; journalists. He increased the attacks during his presidency when he became media personnel the & # 39; enemy of the people & # 39; called.
Three unnamed sources said that calling the press is the & # 39; enemy of the people & # 39; originated with Steve Bannon, former head of the White House, according to the book by Acosta.
Bannon left the White House in August 18, 2017 and rejoined the extreme right-wing media division Breitbart as executive chairman, leaving the post in early 2018.
Acosta has often been designated by the President as one of the perpetrators of spreading & # 39; fake news & # 39; and the CNN journalist has gone viral for some of his confrontations with Trump and his experts.
In particular, he was at the center of a news cycle in November 2018 when he refused to give up a new conference with Trump during a post-mid-term election with a young female White House trainee who tried to take it away to put it on. another reporter to be given.
According to Acosta, three different sources have attributed that Trump makes people the & # 39; enemy of the people & # 39; and former White strategist Steve Bannon.
Trump is very critical of the media and since his campaign in 2016 he has referred to regular media such as CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post as & # 39; very fake news & # 39;
The intern only tried to receive the microphone after Trump had said several times: & # 39; That's enough & # 39; and made it clear that he would not answer Acosta & # 39; s question.
Acosta asked about Trump & # 39; s allegations about Central American migrant & # 39; caravans & # 39 ;. During the confrontation, Trump called Acosta & # 39; an impolite, terrible person & # 39 ;.
The movement was viewed negatively, but even more controversially was an edited video of the interaction that went viral. The modified video accelerated the debate over the microphone to make it appear more dramatic and like Acosta forcibly grabbed the intern's arm as she grabbed at the microphone.
The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, has shared that modified video with her Twitter account.
The interaction led the Trump administration to withdraw Acosta's hard-pressure pass, giving journalists daily access to the White House.
He wrote that on the day he lost his hard pass, he & # 39; everything in my life began to get out of hand & # 39; and continued to reject the White House's allegations that he was effectively abusing the trainee.
Acosta admitted in his book to sometimes & # 39; showboating & # 39; or & # 39; grandstanding & # 39; and even admitted that he was against the president.
& # 39; Neutrality for the sake of neutrality is not really something for us in the Trump era, & # 39; wrote Acosta, according to The Guardian, adding that he & # 39; opts for the bait & # 39; when he asks questions to the president, & # 39; what bothers some people & # 39 ;.
Several other reporters have become known for their controversial interactions with Trump and his administration, including CNN White House correspondent April Ryan.
Sanders has not had a press conference for months.
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