The next time you hear the #resistance at CNN complaining about what a big baby President Trump is, don’t forget that it takes one to know one.
CNN’s Jim Acosta forgot for a second that there’s an actual grown up in the White House right now and her name is Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. Acosta experienced his first time out at the daily press briefing when the Press Secretary allowed him to ask a couple of questions about Trump’s complaints about #FakeNews and why Trump and his team insist on labeling “honest” reporter errors as fake news. After all, nothing says “maturity” like stomping your feet at a professional event and asking why the big, bad orange man no likey-wikey you.
When Sanders moved on to another reporter, Acosta tightened the tabs on his diapers and started whining about how he didn’t get to ask the real question he meant to ask, despite being informed he had used his time to throw his very dumb temper tantrum.
But it gets worse.
At Tuesday afternoon’s bill signing with POTUS, Acosta was back with the press. Sanders informed him that this was a signing and not a press conference and (perhaps knowing exactly the type of crankypants she was dealing with) that no questions would be answered during the brief signing and he should try to restrain himself.
Naturally, this elicited all kinds of breathless reporting from the #Resistance pool.
President Trump ignores question from @Acosta on what the president meant when he tweeted that Sen. Gillibrand would do anything for a campaign contribution.
— Allie Malloy (@AlliemalCNN) December 12, 2017
Here’s video of the (clearly inappropriate) moment Acosta ignored the Press Sec’s instructions.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders warned CNN's Jim Acosta not to play his games during the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Acosta claims she said: "I can't promise you will be allowed into a pool spray again."
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) December 12, 2017
Prior to this morment, @presssec issued a warning to me. She said if I asked a question of Trump at the bill signing "I can't promise you will be allowed into a pool spray again." Sorry Sarah.. we won't be intimidated. https://t.co/RZgJpXpyEg
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 12, 2017
Oh, you’re such a martyr!
Heading for the door, Pres Trump waved off a question about his tweet saying @SenGillibrand "would do anything" for a campaign contribution. @Acosta said he had been told by @PressSec he might never again be allowed in a press pool event if he asked a question – he did anyway. pic.twitter.com/XmG1XjYl1j
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 12, 2017
Wow, what a hero. When my kids are rudely interrupting my duties for attention they are swiftly and firmly reminded that they are not the most important person in the room and their needs and questions need to wait for an appropriate time. It is rude to interrupt mommy for a non-emergency. It’s parenting 101.
Jim, your daddy’s busy running the country that he was democratically elected to lead. Wait your turn or it’s off to bed without your fancy Capitol Hill cocktail tonight.
You’ve been dispatched. Bye.