Enemy Of The People? CNN’s Acosta Defends Press, And Himself

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019 file photo, Jim Acosta of CNN asks President Donald Trump a question during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. CNN’s Jim Acosta is the White House reporter that President Trump’s supporters love to hate. In a new book, he takes aim at the people who criticize the press as ‘enemy of the people’ and his own detractors who say he’s a grandstander. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

NEW YORK — Wherever CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta goes, he’s followed by the g-word. That’s grandstand. He even heard it jokingly when he met Ted Olson, who was part of the legal team that beat back President Donald Trump’s attempt last year to pull Acosta’s reporting pass.

It’s usually no laughing matter. While Trump’s detractors love Acosta’s willingness to talk back to the president, supporters seethe.

The criticism rankles Acosta, but he’s not backing down. He’s written a book that steals Trump’s derisive phrase for journalists he doesn’t like — “The Enemy of the People” — and tries to throw it back at him.

Acosta said White House reporters never expected to spend so much of their time fact-checking a presidential election, but he thinks they’ve done it well./

June 11. 2019 - 2:23 PM EDT


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