Immediately after being blasted by Sarah Sanders on Thursday, CNN’s Jim Acosta ran to the cameras to attack the White House press secretary and President Donald Trump.
Acosta claimed he “walked out” of the press briefing in protest.
“I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened,” Acosta tweeted. “Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn’t do it. Shameful.”
Moments later, he was interviewed by CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin about exchange with Sanders.
After claiming that President Trump “lies so much,” Acosta suggested that all journalists protest in front of the White House and chant, “We are not the enemy of the people.”
Watch the video below via CNN:
But he still wasn’t done.
“I’m tired of this. Honestly, Brooke, I’m tired of this. It is not right. It is not fair. It is not just — it is un-American to come out here and call the press the enemy of the people — and Ivanka Trump knows that,” Acosta said."I don’t know why her father doesn’t."
He continued, "And I don’t know why this press secretary doesn't. I mean she got yelled at a restaurant in Virginia. I feel sorry about that. I feel badly for her that happened. That comedian at the Correspondent’s Dinner said some unpleasant things about her. I’m sorry about that. She ought to read things that are said about my colleagues on CNN on a regular basis."
In the same breath, Acosta called for everyone involved to calm down.
"But at the very least, I think we should all be able to agree on one thing, and that is the press is not the enemy of the people,” he added. “Fellow Americans are not the enemy of fellow Americans. and, you know, forgive me for going on a rant. they lost sight of that here at this White House."
The interview immediately sparked mockery from Acosta's conservative critics.
Better luck next time, Jim.