Jim Acosta Rips Briefing Foe Stephen Miller: He ‘Exploded Before Our Eyes’

Twitter appeared to be split on who got the better of the heated skirmish between CNN’s Jim Acosta and White House Advisor Stephen Miller at Wednesday’s press briefing.

But Jim Acosta seems to think he prevailed.

Appearing on OutFront, CNN’s chief White House correspondent ripped Duke grad Miller for saying Acosta has a “cosmopolitan bias.

“It’s not often you’re accused of a cosmopolitan bias from someone who went to Duke University wearing cufflinks in the White House briefing room,” Acosta said.

Acosta, in the briefing, quoted the famous words on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” and asked if Miller and the administration are “trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country.” In his view, Miller didn’t hold up under Acosta’s line of inquiry.

“An unskilled person who doesn’t speak English coming into America might give birth to a Nobel Laureate, or an astrophysicist, or a neurosurgeon. That has what always been great about America, in my view. And I was just trying to test Stephen Miller on a couple of those points. And I think what you saw unfold in the briefing room is that he really just couldn’t take that kind of heat and exploded before our eyes,” Acosta said.

Watch above, via CNN.

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