Conway: Some White House press members using 'cable news cojones' to oppose Trump

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The commentary came on "Fox & Friends" after a clip of CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting a signing ceremony at Tuesday's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The network's chief White House correspondent asked questions regarding North Korea's denuclearization and Otto Warmbier, the college student who was detained by North Korea and died in June 2017 shortly after returning to the U.S.


Conway didn't address Acosta by name, but did call out some in the White House press corps for using "snark and bark" on social media directed at the president.

"They certainly want to make it about me, myself and I,” Conway told "Fox & Friends." “On Twitter, they’re all a hot mess, in the kind of snark and bark towards the president and those who work for him, including here at the White House in the Cabinet and elsewhere."

"Things that would not pass editorial muster in a newspaper, I call it 'social media muscle,' 'cable news cojones,' many of them demonstrate that but don't have the courage," she added.

Conway's perspective comes as Trump's 2020 campaign manager again called for Acosta's White House press credentials be suspended for interrupting the signing ceremony.

"Jim @Acosta should immediately have his press credentials suspended," wrote Brad Parscale on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. "He is an absolute disgrace!" 

Acosta pushed back on CNN on Wednesday, arguing that asking questions "to a dictator" about his country's nuclear weapons at the signing ceremony around denuclearization was fair game.

“Wasn’t that the entire point of this summit?” Acosta asked on "New Day."

“There’s a dictator in front of you who has nuclear weapons, why on Earth wouldn’t you ask that question?”

Parscale also said earlier this year that "maybe it is time" for Acosta's credentials to be suspended after Acosta shouted a question at Trump during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

"Maybe it is time for Jim Acosta to get a suspension for breaking protocol. He continues to embarrass himself and @CNN. Pull his credentials for each incident," he tweeted on April 2.