The Evening Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)
After being absent for much of the last two weeks, Jim Acosta reappeared at today’s Coronavirus Task Force press conference. As he always does, Acosta failed to ask anything relevant, instead attempting to engage the President of the United States in a debate.
He failed miserably. Here’s the clip – watch as Trump brutalizes the preening little peacock and the airport-based CNN:
Trump blasts CNN:
"Instead of asking a nasty, snarky question like that, you should ask a real question and other than that, I’m going to go to somebody else." pic.twitter.com/a4PiHQRnLz
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 30, 2020
Shortly later, the President chose to call on PBS’s Yamichi Alcindor, who, like Acosta, chose to waste everyone in America’s time yet again with another failed “gotcha” question about coronavirus testing. After lambasting her one more time for almost a full minute, the President ended the event.
Now, obviously, the President likes to spar with raging morons like these two because it invariably improves his standing among his loyal base of voters. I don’t blame him – these two dim bulbs are very easy targets and richly deserve everything he dishes out. But the reality is that it has become a tiresome exercise, one that wastes the entire country’s time, especially in the context of these daily updates during which so much actual important information is delivered to the public.
The President and his communications staff need to stop giving these two – or anyone else CNN sends to the updates – face time. The country has seen quite enough of both of them, and their inevitable grandstanding, while it provides the President great opportunities to slam them and their corrupt media operations, has become such a distraction that it takes away from the substance of the events.
Sunday was a great example: At that update, the President announced major news, the extension of the federal stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines all the way through the end of April. Yet, the main moment that the media obsessed on came when the President confronted the execrable Alcindor.
Yamiche Alcindor and the extremist cabal in the presshttps://t.co/9WtKj7NK3T
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) March 30, 2020
This needs to stop. It is counterproductive for the President, and it is counterproductive for the nation. If they cannot conform themselves to some semblance of journalistic integrity at these events, then the President should simply refuse to recognize them.
That is all.
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