When President Trump refused to answer questions from Jim Acosta of CNN about "Russian collusion" Monday, Jim Acosta accused Trump of retreating to Twitter or his "safe space."
While talking to host Wolf Blitzer, Acosta said that Trump “unloaded in his usual safe space, where there are no questions on Twitter.”
Soon after a Trump aide repeatedly told Acosta to get out. Acosta was still harassing Trump about Russia when the President was trying to finish up his photo-op with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Per Breitbart News:
“Make your way out. Let’s go. Move, Jim, let’s go. Keep going, Jim. Let’s go. Jim, we’re leaving. Come on, Jim. Go. We’re done,” a White House aide reportedly yelled, according to The Hill.
The media badgered Trump about Russia collusion after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani earlier in the day told CNN that he did not think “colluding with Russia” was even a crime.
“Four months, they’re not going to be colluding with Russia, which I don’t even know if that’s a crime, colluding about Russians,” Giuliani reportedly said. “You start analyzing the crime — the hacking is the crime. … The President didn’t hack.”
Acosta also told Blitzer that Trump’s decision to keep the sanctions on Russia in place will give some “comfort” to the foreign policy establishment in Washington who, according to Acosta, think Trump “gave away the store” to Russian President Vladmir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
The Washington Post reported last week that Trump has become increasingly irritatedwith Acosta and April Ryan, the White House correspondent for Urban Radio Networks who also appears frequently on CNN as a political analyst.
In this video you can hear Sarah Sanders giving Acosta the boot:
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) July 30, 2018