CNN’s Acosta Tries to Jump In After Spicer Doesn’t Say If Trump Thinks Russia Interfered in Election

During Tuesday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked for a yes or no answer on whether President Donald Trump believes Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

“I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing,” Spicer said.

CNN’s Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta —who on Monday blasted the White House for “stonewalling” and dismissed Spicer as “kind of useless” — had not yet been called on for a question and appeared to be on Spicer’s do not call list. So Acosta heckled Spicer, and just shouted out his question without being picked.

“Didn’t you say it was fake news, Sean?” Acosta said. “Didn’t the President say it was fake news?”

Spicer didn’t even acknowledge Acosta. In fact, he didn’t even look at him. He simply moved on to the next question.

Acosta was likely referring to a Trump Tweet from Feb. 26 in which he dismissed “Russia talk” as “FAKE NEWS.”

After the briefing, Acosta fired off a series of Tweets indicating his disbelief that Spicer was either unable or unwilling to provide an answer.

Watch above, via CNN.

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