CNN’s Jim Acosta was back to his old tricks on Tuesday, harassing Kellyanne Conway during a press conference. However, he couldn't have expected the brutal smackdown he would get from the feisty Trump administration official.
“Kellyanne, can you promise the president will tell the truth tonight?” Acosta shouted.
“Yes, Jim. Do you promise that you will?” Conway shot back.
Right on cue, Acosta attempted to make the story all about him and tried to create a viral moment for himself.
“I’m not the one who has the alternative facts problem like you,” Acosta said.
“This is why I am one of the only people around here who even gives you the time of day…because you’re such a smartass most of the time,” Conway responded.
She still wasn’t done.
“I know you want this to go viral,” she added. “A lot of these people don’t like you.”
She continued: “I explained that was alternative information and additional facts, and I explained it many times. Don’t you put it back in my face for all the corrections your network needs to issue. … I am one of the last people here who even bother to go on, and the disrespect you show to me personally, I will just look past.”
Watch the video below:
When Acosta tried to call her “ma’am” to make up for his behavior, Conway rejected it entirely.
This is an interview that Acosta won't soon forget.
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