President Trump’s campaign manager on Tuesday called for a CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta to have his media credentials pulled for interrupting a signing ceremony during the summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
Brad Parscale, who in February was named manager of Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, took to Twitter to condemn the actions of Jim Acosta.
Parscale called for Acosta’s White House access to be canceled after some media reports described the reporter as disruptive in asking questions in Singapore on Tuesday when Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a diplomatic agreement.
Parscale, linking to a story from the conservative Daily Wire describing how Acosta interrupted the proceedings, called for the suspension of the reporter’s press credentials.
“Jim @Acosta should immediately have his press credentials suspended. He is an absolute disgrace!” wrote Brad Parscale to his 100,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday afternoon.
“The media should be cheering @realDonaldTrump’s progress with North Korea. Instead they are trying to downplay and poke holes,” Parscale later added. “Their dislike for President Trump is greater than their love of peace.”
As Trump and Kim were signing the document in front of a small group of reporters, Acosta asked Trump: “Mr. President, did he agree to denuclearize?”
”Starting that process very quickly, very, very quickly. Absolutely,” Trump replied.
Acosta followed up with another question, asking, “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?”
Otto Warmbier was an American student who died last year after returning to the United States from a labor camp in North Korea. Trump did not respond.
In response to the latest attacks on his character following the Singapore summit, he simply tweeted, “Democracy… drink it in people.”
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