Trump slams ‘Crazy Jim Acosta’ in tweet claiming shutdown win

Trump slams ‘Crazy Jim Acosta’ in tweet claiming shutdown win
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE in an early morning tweet on Tuesday mocked "Crazy Jim Acosta," saying even the correspondent from "Fake News CNN" agrees that Democrats "gambled and lost" over the government shutdown.

“Thank you for your honesty Jim!” Trump tweeted, while apparently misquoting Acosta’s report on the fallout from the shutdown.

The president was apparently referring to a CNN report by Acosta late Monday on the government reopening after a three-day shutdown.

“Now, there’s no denying Trump and his allies are spiking the football after the shutdown,” Acosta said.


The CNN White House correspondent, however, reported that a source said, “Trump wins again.”

An administration aide told him that “Democrats caved,” Acosta added.

Congress voted Monday to fund the government through early February, ending a shutdown that lasted three days. 

Senate Democrats, who opposed a similar measure late last week, largely voted in favor of Tuesday’s funding bill after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Klain on Harris breaking tie: 'Every time she votes, we win' How to pass legislation in the Senate without eliminating the filibuster MORE (R-Ky.) promised to bring an immigration bill to the floor in the coming weeks. 

Trump praised the vote as a “big win for Republicans and Democrats,” and teased negotiations on immigration reform. 

The president has frequently attacked CNN, calling the network’s coverage of him “fake news.”

Acosta in a tweet on Monday said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was avoiding his questions.

The latest developments also come after a Michigan man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill CNN employees.