Steve May 11, 2022
cnn’s-acosta-reminds-doocy:-‘we-never-got-an-apology’-from-trump-after-his-attacks

CNN anchor Jim Acosta said on Tuesday that 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, a day 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.”

Trashing Peter Doocy transcends party. pic.twitter.com/mJOt5jblnI

— The Recount (@therecount) January 25, 2022

Acosta, who covered Trump’s White House for CNN, was referring to a hot mic comment 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?”

“No, it’s a great asset,” Biden responded, almost under his breath, into a microphone he may not have realized was picking him up. “More inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.”

The president called Doocy later on Monday, the Fox News journalist said.

“He called my cellphone, and he said, ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,’” Doocy said of his conversation with Biden. “And we went back and forth, and we were talking about just kind of moving forward.”

Trump regularly attacked journalists covering his administration and went so far as to repeatedly call them “the enemy of the people.”

Weird how the Civility Police didn’t mind when Trump did it regularly. pic.twitter.com/glFpgzf58d

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 24, 2022

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