President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign manager called for the revoking of CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials over the reporter’s questions to Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un while the leaders signed an agreement Tuesday.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 12, 2018
Brad Parscale, who previously served as digital media director to Trump’s 2016 campaign, lambasted Acosta as an “absolute disgrace” for shouting out questions during the signing ceremony while citing an article from conservative website The Daily Wire.
“Jim @Acosta should immediately have his press credentials suspended. He is an absolute disgrace! @realDonaldTrump,” Parscale tweeted.
In the clip below, Acosta can be heard asking Trump: “Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?”
Trump responded: …”Starting that process very quickly, very, very quickly. Absolutely.”
Acosta also asked if Trump and Kim had discussed Otto Warmbier, the student who was detained by North Korea and died shortly after he returned to the U.S.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 12, 2018
At one point Trump and Kim Jong Un paused on the balcony during their talks.
Jim Acosta started blurting out questions whenever the two leaders came stepped out of their meetings — then Acosta was caught in a hot mic moment.
Jim Acosta: Mr President, how is the meeting going so far, sir?… Any progress, Mr. President?… Mr. President, how’s it going so far, sir? What do you think?
President Trump (from balcony with Kim Jong Un): Very, very good.
Jim Acosta: Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?
Jim Acosta: (After President Trump and Kim Jong Un exit the balcony) Hey, if they’re not going to let me in the fucking meeting, then that’s what happens.”