In an interview about his new book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth”, over the weekend, CNN’s Jim Acosta claimed that President Trump actually thinks he’s “very professional,” but that he has only been told this in secret.
Acosta explained on the Canadian news show, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” that President Trump’s friction with the press is all an “act” to rile up his supporters – and that he and the news media are “not in” on it.
Read that again.
He claimed that following a February 2017 White House press conference where Trump called Acosta “very fake news,” he received a phone call from then-top aide Hope Hicks to let him know that the President actually thought Acosta was “very professional” and that he knows “Jim gets it.” He also claimed that he has received numerous phone calls from Trump aides explaining that Trump’s frustrations with the news media are all “an act” and “he doesn’t really mean it.”
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