CNN’s Jim Acosta: I Still Have ‘Marks on My Back’ from Standing Up to Trump
Acosta made the remarks to Don Lemon during interview
CNN reporter Jim Acosta has claimed that, because he "stood up" to President Donald Trump, he still has “marks” on his back.
Don Lemon: “You were the White House correspondent for the entire Trump reign.”— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 26, 2022
Jim Acosta: “Yeah, and I’ve got the marks on my back to prove it…”
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Biden muttered “son of a b***h” at Doocy, which was caught on a hot mic.
“As someone who witnessed the unraveling of our democracy, had a front-row seat to it … is it better? Worse?” Lemon asked.
“Can we turn this around in your estimation? You were the White House correspondent for the entire Trump reign,” Lemon continued.
“Yeah. And I’ve got the marks on my back to prove it, Don.”
“To some extent things are better.
"I mean, today we had the president of the United States refer to a reporter as an SOB,” he added.
“You know, Don, you and I got called a lot worse back in the day,” Acosta said.
“We never got an apology. I don’t remember that from the commander-in-chief,” he added.
“So maybe things are a little bit better to some extent.”
According to reports, Biden later called Doocy to apologize over the insult, stating, “It’s nothing personal pal.”
Doocy later laughed off the insult from Biden.
“Reporters at other networks, if it happened to them, would be screaming about threats to democracy and how by God he’s a reporter and the First Amendment is under attack,” tweeted radio talk show host Erick Erickson.
The reporter is laughing about Biden calling him a son of a bitch. Reporters at other networks, if it happened to them, would be screaming about threats to democracy and how by God he's a reporter and the First Amendment is under attack. Be like Peter Doocey, not Jim Acosta.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 25, 2022
“Be like Peter Doocey, not Jim Acosta.”