Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump has always hated CNN and Jim Acosta, who was White House correspondent for the network during the Trump administration. That’s probably because Acosta wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions and CNN didn’t bow down to King Donald the way Fox News did during his four years in office.
Things got so contentious between Trump and Acosta at one point that the former president banned him from the White House altogether, as CNBC reported at the time:
“The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.
“They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, ‘That’s enough!’ and a female White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.”
Now, however, Acosta has the upper hand, and he used it to verbally slap down Trump for his pathetic attempt at a comeback, with the former president speaking at a Republican meeting in Greeneville, North Carolina on Saturday evening.
Acosta was hosting a news program on CNN prior to Trump’s speech when he perfectly nailed exactly what was taking place including comments Trump made this week that he’d be installed as president as soon as this August. To that, Acosta remarked:
But that was far from all Acosta had to say, adding:
Game, set, and match, Jim Acosta.