Weekend Co-Host of “Fox and Friends” and Fox News Senior Political Analyst Pete Hegseth tweeted a photo that most certainly will catch the eye of returning CNN senior White House Correspondant Jim Acosta.
Acosta, was stripped of his media credentials last Tuesday following his on air spat with President Trump that resulted in the need for intervention by another staffer.
Acosta is known for his outburst and some would say he has earned a reputation by becoming the story rather than uncovering it. Some call it grandstanding while others call it hard reporting.
His most recent incident which sent social media into a literal frenzy, began at a Presidential press conference. The exchange which can be seen below shows Acosta interrupting, challenging, and attempting to over-talk President Trump.
“I wanted to challenge you on one of the statements you made at the tail end of the campaign for the midterm elections,” Acosta began. “Here we go,” Trump replied, apparently bracing himself for Acosta to ask a leading question.
The incident ended when Trump summoned a staffer to take Acosta’s microphone after several requests.
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) November 7, 2018
Twitter erupted following the exchange:
Acosta doesn’t want to ask questions he wants a personal debate. This is NOT what Press Credentials are for!!! If he wants a personal debate he needs to get his own show and invite Trump (lol, never gonna happen).
— MOPrincess (@MoPrincez) November 12, 2018
Melissa Wrote: Jim Acosta’s press credentials must be revoked permanently! He put his hands on a woman. He has no right to be at the White House. CNN can send another fake news reporter
Jim Acosta’s press credentials must be revoked permanently! He put his hands on a woman. He has no right to be at the White House. CNN can send another fake news reporter
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) November 11, 2018
Jack Murphy Wrote: “Revoking cry baby Jim Acosta’s press credentials because he refused to follow directions is not an attack on the First Amendment.”
Tucker Carlson’s home was attacked and his wife hid in the pantry with fear because of radical leftists.
That’s an attack on the First Amendment.
Revoking cry baby Jim Acosta’s press credentials because he refused to follow directions is not an attack on the First Amendment.
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) November 9, 2018
Following the revocation of Acosta’s credentials CNN filed charges against the Trump Administration.
“This is not a step we have taken lightly. But the White House action is unprecedented,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff.
WH is ready… pic.twitter.com/jUEYEvULnA
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) November 17, 2018
Hegseth’s tweet has garnered significant attention.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 17, 2018
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 17, 2018
Maybe we should put baby in the corner?
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) November 17, 2018
— Daniel Stockton (@VandyGold) November 17, 2018