CNN’s Senior White House journalist was not happy with Laura Ingraham after she made some comments about him at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.
She chided him for complaining about not getting a question from President Trump during a press conference in Vietnam.
Watch her hilarious jab at Acosta below:
Although there are many reasons someone could make jokes at Acosta’s expense, this particular jab was due to a recent white lie, as reported by Newsbusters:
Acosta just flat-out lied when he wasn’t called on at a Trump press conference in Hanoi, claiming “the President steered clear largely during this news conference of the White House press corps and was instead selecting journalists at random from the other side of the room where there were foreign journalists seated.”
But wait a minute…was the US press corps not given the chance to ask questions? NOPE! Total lie. The only truth is that Jim Acosta was not called upon.
As reported by Newsbusters:
There were at least six members of the White House press corps that were called on, starting with the very first questions from Major Garrett of CBS and John Roberts of Fox, in addition to Jon Karl of ABC (who asked about Michael Cohen), Ayesha Rascoe of NPR and print reporters (David Nakamura of The Washington Post, David Sanger of The New York Times, and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg, whose owner Michael Bloomberg might run against Trump).
So when Ingraham heard this, she did what any respectable conservative correspondent would do. She called him out.
LAURA INGRAHAM: Our friend….Jim Acosta of CNN. [boos]…He’s a nice person. He was complaining this morning on television — I know that’s not news — he was complaining that President Trump didn’t call on U.S. media at the post- summit presser and that he only called on the Russian and the Chinese journalists.
And I thought to myself ‘well, that’s kind of interesting, but it’s kind of sad, because he’d probably get a better shake from the Chinese and the Russian journalists than he would, fairer treatment at least! But I thought — I couldn’t even believe that. Jim Acosta maybe has a point here.
Well it turns out, a producer just told me, he called on ABC, The Washington Post, The New York Times,Bloomberg, and NPR. But he just didn’t call on Jim Acosta! [Applause] The land of narcissism knows no bounds.
Oh, and Jim Acosta was TICKED OFF about it. Just look at his tweet below: