President Donald Trump held an epic press conference today that did not disappoint those looking for the president’s personality to shine through!“The press is out of control. The dishonest is absolutely out of control” he said. You can watch the highlights of his media critique below:
Unlike last time around, CNN’s Jim Acosta did get to ask a question. The president even stopped referring to the outlet as “fake news,” (only to re-dub them “very fake news”). Acosta asked whether or not Trump’s position on leaked information has changed, because — as candidate Trump — he praised Wikileaks for releasing the documents hacked from the DNC, but now complains information related to him is being leaked. Trump responded to Acosta’s question by clarifying that “in one case, you’re talking about highly classified information. In the other case, you’re talking about John Podesta saying bad things about the boss.”
You can watch the full exchange below:
Among those who were unimpressed with his response? Fox News’ Shepard Smith, who didn’t hold back when reacting.
“It’s crazy what we’re watching everyday. It’s absolutely crazy. [Trump] keeps repeating throwaway lines that are not true at all, and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question.”Smith then stared into the camera, almost to address Trump directly: “No sir, we are not fools for asking the question, and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 16, 2017
And, now, we sit back and wait for the liberals praising Shep for today’s rant to go back to calling Fox News a right-wing echo chamber tomorrow.
[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]