In another blatant display of bad behavior from the Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway lashed out at CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta in a heated exchange on the North Lawn Driveway earlier this month, calling him a “smart ass” who no one in the media actually likes.
The fiery retort was the result of Acosta asking about the President’s scheduled address to the nation that night. When Acosta asked, “Can you promise that the president will tell the truth tonight? Will he tell the truth?”, Ms. Conway said, sarcastically, “Yes Jim, and can you promise that you will?”. But amid his reply, she became infuriated and that’s when she really let the insults fly.
“And let me get back in your face because you’re such a smart-ass most of the time… And I know you want this to go viral, a lot of these people don’t like you.” said Ms. Conway
It’s not news to anyone that Mr. Acosta shares a provocative past with this White House’s administration, always asking propelling and tough questions of the various advisers and press secretaries.
While his challenging style of reporting has commandeered both praise and critique alike, no one can refute the fallout that came when the Trump/Acosta back and forth reached a boiling point this past November. Trump notoriously revoked Acosta’s press pass, spurning a lawsuit from CNN alleging First Amendment Right violations and thus prompting Trump to reinstate Acosta’s hard pass.