‘Drama queen’ Jim Acosta mercilessly mocked for asking Trump to call on his female colleagues


CNN’s Jim Acosta made a spectacle of himself – again – as he asked President Donald Trump to call on a “female colleague” during a press conference.

Acosta made his strange request during a Wednesday press conference in New York City as the president took questions from reporters about the United Nations and allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


There was some cross talk between Trump and Acosta over the issue of Kavanaugh and the upcoming Capitol Hill hearing with him and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. With the president asking Acosta to “explain” his request, the CNN reporter said he thought “it would be great if a female reporter would ask you a question about this issue.”

“What does he mean by that,” Trump asked, looking around.

As Acosta restated his remarks, without extending the microphone himself to a woman in the press area, Trump responded.

“I wouldn’t mind it at all, no. I wouldn’t mind it at all. Wouldn’t make any difference to me. Go ahead,” he said.

Following the exchange and after the president spent some time answering Acosta’s actual question, he did call on a female reporter, NBC’s Hallie Jackson.

Acosta must have been feeling bold as he confronted Trump on why he “always seem to side with the accused and not the accuser.”

“You have three women here who are all making allegations, who are all asking that their stories be heard,” Acosta said. “Is that because of the many allegations that you’ve had made against you over the years?”

“As far as women, whether it’s a man or a woman, these are … you know it can happen the other way, allegations can go the other way also. You understand that,” Trump replied. “But I could pick a woman and she could have charges made from many years ago also.”

Acosta’s antics earned him scathing mockery.

Stephen Colbert blasted Acosta’s attempt to appear sensitive to women during “The Late Show” Wednesday.

“Kind of a d**k move, Jim Acosta,” Colbert said. “We get it. You’re woke.”

Many Twitter users berated the CNN reporter for not stepping up himself.

There was also a missed opportunity by the president according to one Twitter user.

Well, there’s always next time.


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