CNN’s Acosta on Doocy and Biden: ‘We never got an apology’ from Trump
CNN anchor Jim Acosta said he and others at his network “never got an apology” from former President Trump, who relentlessly attacked its journalists during his time in the White House, after President Biden called Fox News’s Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch” on a hot mic.
“Today we had the president of the United States refer to a reporter as an SOB,” Acosta said on the network on Monday night. “Ya know, Don [Lemon], you and I got called a lot worse back in the day. We never got an apology. I don’t remember that from the commander in chief. So maybe things are a little bit better to some extent.”
Acosta, who covered Trump’s White House for CNN and has since taken a job anchoring a weekend show on the network, was referring to an outburst from Biden directed at Doocy during an event earlier in the day.
“Will you take a question on inflation?” Doocy asked the president. “Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?”
Pressed by Fox News host Sean Hannity if the president actually apologized to him, Doocy responded, “He cleared the air, and I appreciated it. We had a nice call.”
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