CNN’s Acosta Responds to Trump’s Barbs: ‘Takedown? I Don’t Think So’


CNN’s Jim Acosta fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday, after the president described his spat with the White House reporter as a “takedown.”

Acosta and Trump got into it during the president’s press conference with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, after the CNN White House correspondent shouted out a question.

Trump barked him down, and moved on to a reporter from his preferred network, John Roberts of Fox News.

“CNN is fake news,” Trump shouted at Acosta. “I don’t take questions from CNN.”

Trump renewed the story on Saturday morning, complaining on Twitter that CNN was not covering his exchange with Acosta (we can assure you, the network did).

Trump also called Acosta “a nice guy,” which is interesting given the intense hatred Trump’s supporters show for the CNN reporter.

Acosta, never one to let a barb from the president fly, responded.

“Takedown? I don’t think so,” Acosta tweeted. “Perhaps we should even the playing field next time and you can take my question. (You’re right about one thing.. I am a nice guy)”.

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