It pretty much goes without saying that CNN’s Jim Acosta is not a favored son of the White House during briefings.
But despite that fact it turns out that he has one surprising desire.
That is to get a personal interview with President Donald Trump.
Acosta made his desire clear to “go one-on-one” with Trump “during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, daring Trump to do an interview with him.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dashed his hopes during an interview that she did with Sean Hannity.
From Daily Caller:
“I don’t think there has ever been a more hostile news media in the country than there has been to President Trump. I think it’s obvious,” Hannity told Sanders to start the interview.
Sanders said that despite the fact that there are “so many good things they could be talking about” that the president is accomplishing, “90 percent of the coverage is negative.”
Then she delivered the killer shot.
“Just a little note to Jim,” Sanders said. “I think he should stick with going one-on-one with me, because President Trump is way out of his league, and I don’t think he wants to take on that challenge because he’s definitely not going to win. I think that the media bias is out of control, and he’s certainly one of the leaders of the pack.”
You don’t have a right to interview the president.
And maybe not being biased and showing some objectivity is a fair standard to lay down before you get an interview.
That doesn’t prevent any freedom of the press. As Acosta’s shown, he’s free to write/report anything he wants. It’s his choice that it’s mostly biased.
But Sanders shows once again how well she deals with the difficult childish behavior frequently exhibited by some of the same folks in the briefing room all the time.
That’s her second zinger on him just in the past week.
From Daily Wire:
The Daily Caller asked Sanders in an email, “What’s more difficult: Dealing with your children on an onerous day or dealing with Jim Acosta?” Acosta is a CNN reporter who whines nonstop.
“Both of them whine pretty regularly. They both like to ask the same questions and sometimes their tone needs to be adjusted a little bit. So I think that having kids has prepared me for the job that I have right now,” Sanders said.
“In all seriousness, I think that having kids is great preparation for anything — especially a job you need patience for and they have certainly prepared me for this one,” Sanders said.