When Trump called us “for the first time” false news “, it was, in his opinion, an act,” says the CNN reporter to the White House in his new book.
Jim Acosta gave his approval after a federal court appearance, which earned him his press pass to the White House, revoked by the Trump government last November.
Jim Acosta, chief correspondent of CNN’s White House, believes that President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” began as an “act” to attack a scapegoat and provoke Anger more support for him, among his supporters, informed The Guardian.
Acosta analyzes Trump’s attitude towards journalists and his own controversial relationship with the president in his next book: “The enemy of the people: a dangerous moment to tell the truth in the United States”, including an advanced copy was obtained by the newspaper.
Sources told Acosta that Steve Bannon, who was the White House’s chief strategist at the time, had designed Trump’s “People’s Enemy” line early in his presidency.
The journalist recalled a strange exchange at the beginning of Trump’s presidency with former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who had led him to question Trump’s true position on journalists. Hicks told him that the president thought Acosta was “very professional” that day, the same day that Trump publicly attacked him as a provider of “false news”.
Acosta writes in the book: “When he called us” false news “, it was, in his opinion, an act”.
But what could have started as a strategy turned into a fierce, terrifying and relentless attack on the media, which sparked a fury against journalists at Trump rallies, according to Acosta, according to The Guardian.
Acosta had several tense exchanges with Trump. He was temporarily revoked the White House press card at the end of last year when he challenged the president for “migrant caravans”.
Attached occasionally by what some see as a prejudice against the president, Acosta, writing in The Guardian, writes in his book: “Neutrality for reasons of neutrality does not really serve us at the time of Trump”.