President Trump Dresses Down Rude Jim Acosta on Live TV
Multiple things can be true at once, remember that for the following story. Jim Acosta is a rude, annoying little manlet who, in my opinion, deserves to be told he's a rude, annoying little manlet whenever the opportunity arises. Donald Trump is President of the United States and, as such, holds a certain office which calls for a certain decorum. He's also Donald Trump and may think polite decorum is some kind of interior decorating trend. A sitting president probably shouldn't tell a reporter he's a terrible person. Nevertheless, Trump did just that.
Again, is it presidential to dress down a reporter like this? No. Is it entertaining? Yes. "Multiple things are true at once" bears out again.
More angles of Acosta rudeness:
Here's Jim Acosta pushing away a young woman trying to get the microphone from him. Something really is wrong with… https://t.co/ok457sfxGi— Julie Kelly (@Julie Kelly) 1541612105.0
The entire press conference was caustic. Which led me to a conclusion the left isn't going to like: if Trump is "literally Hitler" and his party "Nazis" then why would the press treat him with so much hostility? I just don't think Literally Hitler would tolerate people who are this nasty to him on national TV. Do you?
Should the press have been this rude? No. Should Trump have handled them with matched rudeness? Probably not. Was there a better way to deal with Acosta? Possibly, but I'm not sure it would've ended any other way.