Trump’s BRILLIANT MOVE Against CNN and Acosta

Donald Trump plays the media like a master musician. And it’s so fun to watch.

Most Republicans see the sparring match between the president and dweeb report Acosta as a waste of presidential time. But it’s far from it.

Trump is winning battles with the media. {Spoiler alert: Trump will win the war}

Jim Acosta and CNN won a short-lived battle, and now Trump proves to them that they actually won little more than a stay. And Trump guaranteed himself more news on CNN, this time using Acosta as his prop.

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As reported:

Shortly after a federal court restored CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, the White House took almost immediate action to contest his access, sending the journalist a letter saying his pass will be suspended again after the court’s restraining order has expired, according to the network.

CNN, in a court filing Monday, said it and Acosta hope the parties can resolve the dispute without further court intervention, the network reported.

“From the looks of the letter, the W.H. is trying to establish a paper trail that will empower the administration to boot Acosta again at the end of the month,” CNN’s Brian Stelter wrote in his “Reliable Sources” newsletter.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine signed the letter, and signaled the administration wants to keep fighting Acosta, CNN said Monday. The network’s attorneys said the letter is an “attempt to provide retroactive due process.”

And what if Trump is providing “retroactive due process”?

The judge only gave Acosta two weeks, and that ends soon. His ruling was based on the president having a process, and now he does.

Nevertheless, sensing what is about to happen, CNN are trying a new tactic:

CNN and Acosta want a hearing for a preliminary injunction the week of Nov. 26, or as soon as possible after, according to Monday’s court filings.

CNN issued a statement accusing the White House of “continuing to violate the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution,” reports Axios. “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the president.”

Anybody remember when Obama continually went after Fox News?


Hannity discusses how Obama said Fox News viewers are “living on a different planet”.


Obama implied here that Republicans weren’t slamming Obamacare. Again, he blames Fox News.

There are plenty of other examples.

Obama blamed Fox News for the 2016 election losses suffered by Democrats.

As the Washington Examiner reported:

In life, there are a few constants: The sun rises in the East, objects fall and President Obama has an outsized idea of Fox News’ reach.

The commander in chief kvetched in a recent Rolling Stone interview about the 2016 election, and blamed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s loss to President-elect Trump in part on the prevalence of right-leaning media and fake news.

“[T]here is a cohort of working-class white voters that voted for me in sizable numbers, but that we’ve had trouble getting to vote for Democrats in midterm elections. In this election, [they] turned out in huge numbers for Trump,” Obama said.

“And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments,” he added.

This coming from the man who’s fake news arm plays in every airport in the country.

The Democrats lost because they had no message, and they came up sort on their coup. It’ really that simple.

As for Trump and his latest move on CNN, it’s truly brilliant.

He keeps CNN backing up, and ultimately I believe he will demand they replace Jim Acosta at the White House.

CNN will ultimately come off as the bully who gets its nose bloodied.

 

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