One of Donald Trump’s least favorite reporters is author of The New York Times‘ bestseller The Enemy of the People and CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta. He sent out a tweet fact-checking the president. Of course, it did not go well.
The president claimed that the forewoman was tainted in the Roger Stone case. That was especially egregious, because it was the leader of the free world, the most powerful man in the world going after a woman. He did so, because he wanted to spring his buddy Roger Stone. Trump called it a “Miscarriage of justice:”
‘There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background. She never revealed her hatred of “Trump” and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign. Miscarriage of justice. Sad to watch!’
Acosta pointed out that Trump claimed, “Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign.” The CNN reporter did a fact check and found that the president’s campaign had announced that it fired Stone in 2015.
‘Trump says “Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign.” Fact check: Trump campaign says it fired Stone in 2015. cnn.com/2015/08/08/pol ‘
A campaign spokesperson released a statement that read, according to CNN:
‘Mr. Trump fired Roger Stone last night. We have a tremendously successful campaign and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity. He has had a number of articles about him recently and Mr. Trump wants to keep the focus of the campaign on how to Make America Great Again.’
The letter to Trump said:
‘Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message. With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.’
A Republican source told CNN:
‘Roger has been trying to press the campaign to get specific on issues, to poll, to run an actual campaign, while others in Trumpland have been egging him on to continue to engage in these political food fights like the Megyn Kelly incident.’
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