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CNN’s Acosta: I Took More Questions From Hecklers Than Trump Has Taken from the Press Recently

Mediaite [1]
August 1, 2018

CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke with Anderson Cooper tonight after President Donald Trump‘s Tampa rally, chants of “CNN sucks” echoing in the background once again.

Cooper first called out the White House for having very few briefings in the entire month of July, particularly given comments Sarah Sandersmade earlier this year about the administration’s openness with the press.

Trump took some questions at a press conference yesterday, but Cooper noted there’s a number of issues reporters have wanted to ask the President about but haven’t been able to yet.

Cooper then brought on Acosta to ask about this press access issue. Acosta briefly referenced the hecklers behind him before saying, “This White House is obviously hiding from the press. They’re hiding the President from the press. They are hiding the press secretary from the press.”

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