CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was caught on a hot-mic cursing after rudely shouting questions at President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
On Monday night, the U.S. and North Korea held a historic summit in Singapore to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Reporters were told in advance that Trump and Kim would not take questions from the media during their meetings, as they were spending time gaining trust and working toward a deal.
Acosta wasn’t in Singapore to play by the rules, and was caught on a hot-mic cursing and acting arrogant after shouting an inappropriate question at Trump and Kim when they walked by.
“If they’re not going to let me in the f**king meeting, that’s what happens. That’s the way it goes, baby,” Acosta can be heard saying.
Here’s the exchange, which was captured by Russia Times TV. Acosta can be heard making his disgusting remarks around 2:41:00:
How many times does Acosta have to display inappropriate and unprofessional behavior before actions are taken?
Prior to his expletive rant and arrogantly assuming he should be allowed in the meeting with Trump and Kim, Acosta was blasted on social media for yelling inappropriate questions at ridiculous times.
“Did you talk about Otto Warmbier sir?” Acosta screamed.
His question came when Trump and Kim signed a document asserting that the U.S. would provide “security guarantees” to Kim in exchange for the North Korean leader’s “unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
Acosta was slammed on Twitter by hundreds of users for the outburst:
@Acosta , you’re such a filthy, worthless, sad excuse for a White House correspondent. Why would you bring up Otto Warmbier (bless his soul and family) in a moment where @realDonaldTrump is trying to end the past atrocities of North Korea and protect us? Yr such a slime ball.
— Nick Wilson (@i12xlr8) June 12, 2018
@Acosta wtf is your problem? You’re a threat to national security and should have your press credentials ripped up. Asking about Otto in that time was wrong. Oh now you care!! @realDonaldTrump @RealJamesWoods
— Surfing Cowboy (@asurfingcowboy) June 12, 2018
NEWS: While historic meeting and document signing taking place, CNN's Jim @Acosta , being the bafoon that he is, shouts out asking about "Otto Warmbier" , as if trying a last ditch effort to sabotage the signing. TRUMP should have sent Jim Acosta with Kim to NK!
— REAL NEWS MEDIA (@TruNewsNet) June 12, 2018
Trump has spoken extensively about Warmbier, the American who died earlier this year shortly after being released from a North Korean prison.
The problem is that Acosta rudely screamed the question when Trump was walking into the historic meeting, which he more than likely addressed to Kim.
Trump stated several times that he would speak with Kim about how awful North Korea treats its people, but Acosta tried to one-up the president and make it all about him.
On a day in which Trump is fighting to restore peace to the world, Acosta is cursing, screaming inappropriate questions, and trying to make the summit about himself.