Acosta asks Trump: Will you stop calling press the enemy?


the president meanwhile he’s speaking out about the newspaper shooting calling the killing of those 5 journalist horrific and horrible let’s go to our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta for the very latest Jim at what else is the president say today at least for the moment saying journalist should not be subjected to Violent attacks after the mass shooting in Annapolis that is a major shift for the president who is repeatedly called the press the enemy of the people this by concerns from journalists that is rhetoric creates a dangerous wine for president who routinely demonizes the media it was a significant moment one day after the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis this attack shock the conscience of our nation and fill our hearts with grief journalist like all Americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job weather this is only a pause in his battle against the Press able to press the enemy of the people from early on in this Administration a few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are they are the enemy of the people who just this week as we found his rally on Monday his supporters are often swept up in the moment there are seemingly endless examples of presidents preference between showing him body-slamming a CNN reporter to his remarks during the campaign like that punch him in the face I’ll tell you where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters okay it’s like incredible investigators have found no link between the gunman’s actions in Annapolis and any of the rhetoric coming out of Washington still Trump supporter Sean Hannity congresswoman Maxine Waters I’ve been saying now for days that something horrible is going to happen because of the rhetoric really Maxine you want people to create all your friends getting their faces to renew questions about the presidents Trump appears to be searching for a replacement for Chief of Staff John Kelly the president recently touched on the subject with budget director Mick Mulvaney over dinner this week president may have other Staffing concerns to consider after 8 apparent prank call to Air Force One earlier this week that caller pretended to be New Jersey Democratic senator Bob Menendez was recently cleared of corruption charges in federal court and I don’t like a very fair situation but congratulations give me a lot of things about this immigration thing immigration Bill Now CNN is learn staffers for Menendez say they were contacted by the White House yesterday asking about the call apparently unaware that it was a prank the White House is not commenting as far we know in the last an hour or so about how all of this developed but the senator Menendez has released a statement saying as someone who has spent my entire career does the center here trying to convince Republicans to join me in reforming our nation’s broken immigration system I welcome any opportunity to have a real conversation with President on how to uphold the American values that have guided are family-based immigration policy for the last century and Wolfe we should point out that that call is also something that is sparking a statement just now from the White House actually I should point out we’re getting a statement just now for the White House and all of this this is from a White House official apparently this person did not want to be named and the quote goes so this way will for the president wants to be accessible to members and likes engaging them and wants and to have the opportunity to connect the downside of that is that sometimes the channels are open to Wiley and mistakes like this happen so a wolf a very interesting a comment here from the White House official just in the last several minutes they don’t College mistakes over here very often at the White House but they’re apparently acknowledging one and that a Franco phone call or a comedian was able to talk to the president Air Force 1 races all kinds of security concerns or somebody can pretend to be a senator or head of state called present on Air Force One that’s obviously something they can’t let him know this is a huge huge embarrassment but it’s much more than that I could pretend to be a United States Senator and get a call with the president from Air Force I got to fix this I don’t know what they’re going to do but clearly this was a major major blunder with enormous security ramifications at Jim Acosta right over at the White House I think
CNN’s Jim Acosta reports on President Trump’s frequent attacks on the press and his calls that they are “the enemy of the people.”

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