Jim Acosta does not know when to quit.
The CNN reporter trolled President Donald Trump just days after his press credentials were revoked by The White House.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 9, 2018
The hashtag is a reference to the first amendment, which guarantees freedom of the press.
Acosta’s French message suggests that he will attempt to gain access to events attended by Trump to commemorate the end of World War One even though he no longer carries Secret Service-issued press credentials.
Those credentials are themselves meaningless in Paris, raising the possibility that he will once again be in proximity to the president.
Trump, speaking before his departure, said that he hasn’t decided how long Acosta will be banned from the White House, and threatened to revoke the credentials of other reporters next.
He also lashed out at April Ryan, a CNN commentator who doubles as a White House reporter with a network of black radio stations.
The president told DailyMail.com on the South Lawn as he left for France that Acosta, who frequently publicly tangles with him and his press secretary, ‘is a very unprofessional man.’
He called Ryan ‘a loser’ who ‘doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing.’
Acosta got into a shouting match with Trump during a press conference on Wednesday – and lost his access pass for what the White House saud was ‘putting his hands’ on an intern who tried to take a microphone away from him.
‘He gets paid to do that. You know, he gets paid to burst in. He is a very unprofessional guy,’ Trump said, adding that ‘I don’t think he’s a smart person, but he’s got a loud voice.’
‘I haven’t made that decision’ about Acosta’s fate, he said, ‘but it could be others also’ who are banned.
‘When you’re in the White House, this is a very sacred place to be. This is a very special place. You have to treat the White House with respect. You have to treat the presidency with respect,’ he said.
Trump complained that Acosta’s interactions with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee are often ‘a disgrace.’
‘The same thing with April Ryan,’ he continued. ‘I watch her get up. I mean, you talk about somebody that’s a loser. She doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. She gets publicity and then she gets a pay raise or she gets a contract with, I think, CNN. But she’s very nasty. And she shouldn’t be.’
Ryan interrupted Trump during Wednesday’s press conference and blurted out questions without being called on. She has used the same approach during Sanders’ press briefings with some success, forcing her questions – typically about the politics of race – into the open.
She went on CNN via phone call within minutes of Trump’s departure, claiming that ‘something is awry’ in the White House.