CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta noted on Monday that President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin had the atmosphere of a wedding.
Following Trump’s two-hour private meeting with Putin, Acosta described the press briefing room to CNN host Anderson Cooper, who noted that the room was divided into two aisles.
“I don’t know which side is the bride and which side is the groom,” Acosta said while standing on a chair. “It sort of feels like we’re at a wedding here. And on the other side of the room are our friends from the Russian Federation and other journalists who have been credentialed by the Kremlin.”
The CNN correspondent said that it was not immediately clear if reporters would have a chance to ask questions of the two leaders.
“When the president of the United States tweets that the press in the United States are the enemy of the people and he attacks members of the press as ‘fake news’ and so on, I don’t think it would be a profile encouraged to come in here, give statements having assembled these members of the press and not take any questions,” Acosta observed. “It seems to me when you dish it out, you ought to be able to take it. If the press is going to refer to the press corps of the United States as the enemy of the people, he owes it to the rest of us here to take a couple of questions.”
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