Poor Jim Acosta, he is such a jerk and every day he proves it to the world. Today he got some help proving his jerkhood from Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway who gave him a brutal and well-deserved smackdown on national TV.
Kellyanne Conway was on the North Lawn of the White House, answering reporters’ questions about the president’s upcoming border crisis address. As he doesn’t have the mental prowess to ask a question that will enhance his viewers’ knowledge of the situation, Acosta asked a rude question. It’s his defense mechanism to hide the fact he doesn’t have talent. That’s why he has to make the story about himself.
This prompted Conway to give him a verbal smackdown that included calling him a smartass and reminding him that the other White House reporters don’t like him.
Acosta: Kellyanne, can — can you promise that the President will tell the truth? Will he tell the truth?
Conway: Yes, Jim, and can you promise that you will?
Acosta: I will
Conway: The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?
Acosta: I’m not the one who has the alternative facts problem like you do, Kellyanne.
Conway: No, well, you know — Jim, I know that’s a cheap —
Acosta: Will the President — will the President —
Conway: — make sure that goes viral.
Conway: By the way, this is why —
Acosta: Can you guarantee that —
Conway: — by the way, this is why I’m one of the only people —
Acosta: That the President’s speech will pass with fact-checkers?
Conway: — around here who gives you the time of day.
Acosta: Can you — can you guarantee that the President’s speech will?
Conway: And let me just — let me get back in your face cause you’re such a smartass most of the time and I know you want this to go viral. [Pointing at the other reporters] A lot of these people don’t like you. But just let me be respectful to the media writ large, as I always am. I explained that that was alternative information and additional facts and I explained it many times and don’t you put it back in my face for all the corrections that your network needs to issue. I was on your network 25 or 26 times in 2018 and I’m one of the last people here who even bother to go on and the disrespect that you showed to me personally, I’ll just let pass.
Acosta: Ma’am I’m just asking. Will the President be telling the truth tonight.
Conway: No, don’t call me ma’am to make it up.
Acosta: I just asked. Will the President tell the truth tonight?
Conway: That’s why — go ahead. Please, Mara.
Mara Liasson: You said he’s meeting with lawmakers tonight, Democrats and Republicans. Who’s he meeting with?