CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta went to the North Korean summit. While talking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Acosta detailed what he experienced overseas.
“It was interesting, because the day started with the White House having a lot of jitters about us being around Kim Jong-un, and in the beginning in those pools with Kim Jong-un and President Trump, I was excluded because they were concerned that Kim Jong-un had not been around American reporters yelling and shouting questions,” Acosta said.
He then told Blitzer that Kim Jong-un looks the same in person as he does on television.
“He looked just as plump and baby faced as he looks on TV and on all the state media pictures,” Acosta said.
Acosta said he made sure to ask the hard questions regrading Kim Jong-un’s past and said he represented all of American’s media well.
“I thought we were totally justified in asking all of those questions and my colleagues at CNN and the other networks, would have been disappointed had I had not attempted to ask the questions,” he said.
He said that Kim Jong-un had a tight group of people surrounding him during the summit.
“He didn’t answer our questions, and I’m not sure how much English he understands, but we notice that the North Koreans were very sensitive to us being around him. He had a tight group of security officials around him at all times. He had state media representatives around him at all times,” Acosta said.
Trump slurs media as ‘fake and corrupt’ for disputing his claims about Elton John
President Donald Trump hyped his claims about selling out a New Hampshire rally in a new attack on the news media.
The president insisted Monday that he enjoyed "massive overflow crowds" at his rally last week at SNHU Arena in Manchester, and slurred journalists as "fake and corrupt" for reporting the venue wasn't filled to capacity.
The Fake and Corrupt Media is sooo bad for our Country, The Enemy of the People! https://t.co/GPiklem0u1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019
Trump’s presidency is backfiring as the public grows more and more opposed to his views: report
Watching clips from recent rallies in red states, it is obvious that President Donald Trump continues to be wildly popular among his hardcore far-right base. But that base is by no means representative of the United States on the whole. And journalist David A. Graham, in a report for The Atlantic, explains that not only is Trump failing to expand his base — he is, more and more, out of touch with public opinion.
“Recent polling shows that Donald Trump has managed to reshape American attitudes to a remarkable extent on a trio of his key issues: race, immigration and trade,” Graham observes. “There’s just one catch: the public is turning against Trump’s views.”
George Conway erupts on Trump lackeys who are smearing Scaramucci: ‘These people work for a rapist!’
Several anonymous Trump officials told the Washington Examiner this week that former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci regularly abused staff members in the 11 short days in which he was employed by the president.
George Conway, the husband of Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, lashed out on Tuesday at the Trump officials who anonymously attacked Scaramucci and accused them of overlooking President Donald Trump's own abusive behavior.