Not Tired of Winning Yet LII

Schadenfreude abounds.

The United States Secret Service took away CNN’s Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” late on Wednesday after the professional provocateur pulled another obnoxious stunt during a White House press conference.

Acosta wrote on Twitter.

“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet. “We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”

“Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today,” Sanders continued. “Only they would attack the President for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question.”

When Acosta showed up to the White House the Secret Service took his credentials.

“The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it‘s an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration,” Sanders continued. “As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.”

Acosta responded to Sanders’ tweets by claiming it was a “lie.”


My comment:

One of my reasons for infatuation with Mr Trump is that he constantly achieves above my expectations. One of the main things the coming Christian revival of our civilization must restore to working order is a return to civility, common decency, and chivalry both toward women and toward defeated competitors after a hard fought but fair fight. This means that perverts, Leftists, Jihadists, and everyone else who imposes on the courtesy of the civilized to get away with marginally barbaric behavior must be punished.

I saw the event in question, and Mr Acosta did not shove the woman in question, but he did put his hand out to brush her aside, leaving her woebegone because she could not do her job, which was to pass the mike to the next speaker. In case you saw an edited version of the event, it was this brush-off, pushing the girl away, that provoked Mr Trump, correctly in my opinion, to chide the manners of Mr Acosta.