President Donald Trump is not one to pussyfoot around when it comes to people he does not like, particularly those in the media.
Members of the media were peppering the president with questions on Thursday, mainly in regards to impeachment, so he was already not in a good mood.
One of the questions was about former associate of the president’s personal attorney, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Acosta: *begins to Acosta*<br><br>Trump: "Quiet."<a href=”https://t.co/v6jIrAp0wf”>pic.twitter.com/v6jIrAp0wf</a></p>— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) <a href=”https://twitter.com/jason_howerton/status/1217913396865183761?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
“I don’t know him. I have never had a conversation that I remember with him,” the president said of Parnas, who has been indicted by the Southern District of New York.
I guess, I had pictures taken, which I do with thousands of people,” President Trump said. “But, I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, don’t nothing about him.”
“Perhaps he’s a fine man, perhaps he’s not,” he said. “I know nothing about him.”
“You just have to take a look at the polls,” the president began as CNN correspondent Jim Acosta began to interrupt.
“Quiet!” the president said, to the agitating Acosta and without skipping a beat continued to talk to the other reporters.
“You just have to take a look at the pictures. You just have to take a look at the polls, you see I don’t need anybody’s help. We’re doing phenomenally well,” he said.
“I don’t need the help of a man I’ve never met before,” he said.
And then he addressed the topic of the Ukraine saying, “I can only tell you this thing is a big hoax, it’s a big hoax.”
“This is the current hoax,” he said. “We got through the Russian witch hunt. We’ve gone through a lot of them.”
Acosta has a habit of using White House press briefings and any time the president answers questions for the media as a chance to promote himself.
Raising his voice and acting like a buffoon every time he gets in front of a camera and the president put him in his place.
Then, in his usual kid type fashion, the CNN White House correspondent took to Twitter and whined about what the president said to him.
“We also attempted to ask about former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and whether there was an effort to intimidate or conduct surveillance on her. But Trump did not respond to our questions. And aides shouted at us to leave the Oval Office,” he said.
Get over it Jim.