Jim Acosta just rudely tried to shout some questions to President Trump as Trump was finishing a speech today.
“Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people,” CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted a reference to the tragic shooting yesterday.
This is what Trump said in response to the shooting:
“Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job,” Trump said. “My government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life.”
While it is true that Trump and the press play a daily game – both feeding off the other – the shooter was a deranged soul who had a longstanding beef with the news outlet.
That didn’t stop Jim Acosta from rudely interrupting the President in another obvious ploy for ratings.
Didn’t work as the crowd and it seems his own cameraman shut him down.
"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
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Politico reported this about the shooter:
Ramos was known to the Capital Gazette after a lengthy defamation lawsuit. In an interview Friday on MSNBC, former Capital Gazette executive editor Tom Marquardt said Ramos had previously made a “physical threat” against him.
“Quite frankly, the threat against me was that he wished I would die,” Marquardt said. “I took a photo of Mr. Ramos, who I had never met, brought it to the front desk and I said, ‘Be on the lookout for this guy. If he comes in, dial 911.’ I made sure everybody on my staff knew that we had this complaint. So his face was familiar to all of us. And did we think anything would happen? No.”
The media group decided not to press charges against Ramos after he made threatening comments online in May 2013, Altomore said, though a detective had been involved.
“There was a fear that doing so would exasperate an already flammable situation,” Altomare said. “The investigator involved is retired … Every day we talk to somebody who decides they don’t want to press charges in Maryland.”