CNN’s Jim Acosta wasn’t pleased that President Trump shared a toddler meme to Twitter while mocking CNN, the Daily Wire reports.
Acosta insisted that a meme that President Donald Trump tweeted, which jokingly mocked CNN, was “fake news.”
Acosta said, “If I can ask you about last night, the president tweeted out some fake videos, one of which was labeled ‘manipulated media’ by Twitter.”
He continued, “Why is the president sharing fake videos on Twitter about two toddlers who are obviously showing a lot of love for one another, it seems as though he’s exploiting children to make some sort of crass political point. Why is he sharing fake videos?”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responded, “He was making a point about CNN specifically. He was making a point that CNN has regularly taken him out of context, that in 2019, CNN misleadingly aired a clip from one viewpoint repeatedly to falsely accuse the Covington boys of being ‘students in MAGA gear harassing a Native American elder.’”
She continued, “That’s a harassing video, a misleading video about children that had really grave consequences for their future.”
Acosta responded, “So you’re saying it’s okay to exploit two toddlers hugging one another on a sidewalk to make some sort of political point? As you know the president has described the members of the press as fake news during the course of this administration. When you share fake videos like that, doesn’t that make you fake news?”
McEnany responded, “I think the president was making a satirical point that was quite funny if you go and actually watch the video. The point is it was a play on CNN repeatedly taking the president out of context. Like the time when you guys had a chyron that read ‘Trump slams some illegal immigrants “They’re animals.”’ Guess what? The people he called animals were MS-13 illegal immigrants who regularly mutilate people in this country. Those things are entirely misleading.”
“When I see on your network celebratory headlines about the rallies and the protests outside and you actually said protests and rallies, so in light of a protest, if these gatherings happen in light of a protest or a rally as you say, that rally is to be condoned, but not the president’s rally,” McEnany continued. “I mean, it’s appalling. You have one person on your network saying that this is a celebration in the streets, a carnival-like atmosphere.
CNN regularly twists the facts and puts misleading headlines on their network.
That was the point of the meme.. pic.twitter.com/IAjtkL2XDS
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 19, 2020
H/T The Daily Wire