The day after the mid-terms certainly proved to be an exhausting day for journalists and events happening. So much so it was hard to keep up and report on everything. First, we had a wild , entertaining and combative press conference between President Trump and the media, then we have Antifa members attacking Tucker Carlsen ‘s home and threats to the FOX News hosts and then another tragic shooting at a southern California bar.
A combative President Trump on Wednesday got into an angry confrontation with reporters at a White House news conference Wednesday. Naturally, the boorish Jim Acosta of CNN was the instigator. As is his habit, Acosta doesn’t ask questions — he makes accusations and argues. Almost daily, he does it with the press secretary; Wednesday, he did it with the president.
“I want to challenge you,” Acosta began after Trump called on him. Trump realized he’d made a mistake, murmuring, “Here we go,” and Acosta didn’t disappoint.
After CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed him on why he characterized a caravan of a few thousand Central American asylum seekers hundreds of miles from the US border “an invasion,” the president erupted.
He insisted that despite the president’s use of the word “invasion,” the caravan of Central American migrants “is not an invasion.”
“Honestly I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much higher,” Trump said, adding “That’s enough. That’s enough. That’s enough. Excuse me, that’s enough,” as Acosta tried to follow up.
Actually, it is an invasion that Trump is trying to prevent from coming here illegally. Acosta insisted it wasn’t an invasion which it is. Later on, Trump explained to another reporter that we need people because hundreds of companies are coming back here from overseas and we need workers, but they must come in legally and there is a process to do that.
But the CNN anchor persisted, asking the president about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
“That’s enough. Put down the mic. I’ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN. You’re a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way,” he said, referring to his spokeswoman, who frequently spars with reporters during press briefings.
A female White House aide tried to take the microphone from Acosta, but he wouldn’t give it up, before finally relenting. It looked like he was manhandling her by pushing her arm away forcefully
When NBC’s Peter Alexander defended Acosta, Trump replied: “I’m not a big fan of yours. Just sit down, please.” This brought many chuckles from the media audience and shows trump is tough and has a sarcastic sense of humor at the same time.
He also told Urban Radio’s April Ryan to sit down as she was yelling questions out while he was trying to let another reporter speak and hectored other reporters for shouting questions at him.
Sarah Sanders could be seen laughing at the president’s verbal sparring with the press.
The conduct of a handful of so-called reporters during President Trump’s news conference was disgraceful beyond measure. This is not journalism, this is narcissism. A reporter is supposed to ask questions and le the president give an answer. These reporters expect the president to give them the answer they want to hear and if they don’t get it they try shouting him down. That is so unprofessional.
There was a time not long ago when young journalists were taught not to become the story. Apparently, many news organizations have flipped that lesson on its head.
But we are witnessing something more insidious here than media trash talk. Plain and simple, we are watching expressions of personal hatred.
In the meantime, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump.
“I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH,” Acosta tweeted Wednesday night. “Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Acosta’s tweet in a statement, claiming the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from his “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” She called the behavior “absolutely unacceptable.”
If anyone missed the interaction between the extremely rude Acosta and Trump or wish to see it again you can view it at the bottom of this page.
Meanwhile, A left-wing mob showed up outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house Wednesday evening, posted pictures of his address online and demanded that he flee the city of Washington, D.C.
Hours after an Antifa mob showed up at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, an affiliated Twitter account published his home address and the home address of his brother Buckley Carlson — along with the addresses of Ann Coulter, Daily Caller’s Neil Patel, and Sean Hannity.
On Facebook, Smash Racism DC has posted a call for more people to swarm the homes of right-wing pundits over their political beliefs. In a post titled “Fascists are vulnerable. Confront them at their homes!“, they wrote that “protecting ourselves and our communities means interfering with those who make a platform for hate.”
“So, we will go to their homes and their workplaces, and find them in restaurants. We invite others to do the same! Get creative!” Smash Racism DC urged their readers. This is right out of Maxine Waters comments telling people to form a mob and do exactly that.
Someone affiliated with DC Antifa told The Gateway Pundit that the protest at Carlson’s home was “just the beginning.”
Approximately an hour before Carlson’s Fox News show aired on Wednesday evening, a leftist mob showed up at his home chanting threats such as, “Tucker Carlson we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!”
The leftists were also chanting, “No borders! No walls! No USA at all!”
Carlson, a co-founder of The Daily Caller and host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was at the Fox News studio when the angry crowd showed up outside of his house around 6 pm Wednesday when his wife heard screaming and pounding near the family’s front door. She called 911, thinking it was a home invasion, Carlson told the Washington Post.
At least one of the protesters went all the way up to Carlson’s front door, where they left a sign with his family’s home address written on it and rang his doorbell. Carlson’s wife Susie was home alone at the time.
The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” said the group broke his oak door and one person mentioned a pipe bomb, as heard on a security video.
“Here’s the problem, I have four children,” he told Fox. “I never thought twice about leaving them home alone, but this is the reaction because this group doesn’t like my TV show.”
Videos of the incident were posted by Smash Racism DC, a DC Antifa group that has now been suspended from Twitter.
“It was discovered that unknown persons spray painted an anarchy symbol on the driveway. There were also signs left on the vehicles parked in the driveway as well as a sign left on the front door of the home,” the police report states.
The group “Smash Racism DC” posted video footage to Twitter showing one of the mob’s ringleaders leading the crowd in chants of “racist scumbag, leave town!” and “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
FOX News’ CEO and president have issued a statement following reports that an angry crowd descended upon Tucker Carlson’s Washington, D.C. home on Wednesday evening.
“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable,” FOX News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace said. “We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view.”
The statement continues, “Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans to find common ground.”
Antifa needs to be declared a terrorist organization. it’s fascism. They are the brownshirts of the national socialist party rising up in America.
They call themselves Anti-Fascism when it is they who are the true fascists storming people’s homes and interrupting their lives while cowardly hiding behind face masks. Yes Winston Churchill had it right when he said in the fascists will be known as anti-fascists. Here they are!!! They have the enemy and it is them.