Eric Trump bashes CNN's Acosta over briefing room drama

Eric Trump bashes CNN's Acosta over briefing room drama
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Eric Trump bashed CNN’s Jim Acosta Wednesday after the reporter tweeted criticism of the White House for only taking questions from conservatives in the briefing room.

“Does this feel like America? Where the White House takes q’s from conservatives, then openly thrashes the news media in the briefing room,” Acosta asked in a Wednesday tweet.

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Eric Trump, one of President Trump's sons, fired back, quoting Acosta’s tweet and adding, “Does it feel like America where one of the networks (@CNN) gives debate questions to their preferred candidate ahead of time?” 

   

Trump’s message was a reference to a campaign dustup over the fact former CNN contributor and Democratic operative Donna Brazile used her position to forward questions to Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit George H.W. Bush in intensive care GOP chairmen say they have deal with Justice on documents MORE’s team ahead of a televised town hall event.

CNN has recently been registering small acts of protest against the administration by focusing on President Trump’s treatment of the press, with Acosta leading the charge in demanding more on-camera briefings.

Trump’s war with CNN took a personal turn on Tuesday, after the White House used its press briefing to tout a hidden camera video calling the cable news network’s coverage of the Russia controversy “bullshit.”

CNN was also recently forced to retract a story alleging that one of Trump’s associates had improper dealings with a Kremlin-backed bank, which led to the resignations of three reporters.