This is something new. Jim Acosta explains that the reason why he was told what a “rude terrible person” he is — talk about the pot and the kettle — is because poor Donald Trump is all depressed.
VIDEO – CNN’s Acosta on Contentious Trump Presser: ‘Sounded Very Much Like a Pity Party,’ Trump Sounded ‘Depressed’ https://t.co/WmFUTs1eA1
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“He sounded, I thought, very depressed, very despondent, almost defeated in the way he was talking about these election results. I think that’s probably why you saw things spiral out of control. We’re not used to — the president is not used to seeing himself lose and he lost big.”
Acosta may have thought it was a big loss, but as you recall from this morning’s batshit presser, Trump was using words like “historic” and “incredible” and explaining how the Republicans who lost only did so because they didn’t fully allow “the embrace.”
PETE STAUFFER OF MINNESOTA. GREAT GUY. SOME DECIDED TO STAY AWAY. THEY DID VERY POORLY. I’M NOT SURE IF I SHOULD BE HAPPY OR SAD, BUT I FEEL JUST FINE ABOUT IT. CARLOS CURBELO. MIKE COFFMAN — TOO BAD, MIKE. MIA LOVE — I SAW MIA LOVE. SHE CALLED ME ALL THE TIME TO HELP HER WITH A HOSTAGE SITUATION. BEING IN VENEZUELA, BUT MIA LOVE GAVE ME NO LOVE, AND SHE LOST. TOO BAD. SORRY ABOUT THAT, MIA.
Mia Love gave him no love.
BARBARA COMSTOCK WAS ANOTHER ONE. I THINK SHE COULD HAVE WON THAT RACE, BUT SHE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE ANY EMBRACE. FOR THAT, I DON’T BLAME HER. BUT SHE LOST, SUBSTANTIALLY LOST. PETER ROSKAM — DIDN’T WANT THE EMBRACE. ERIK PAULSEN DIDN’T WANT THE EMBRACE, AND IN NEW JERSEY, I THINK HE COULD HAVE DONE WELL BUT IT DID NOT WORK OUT TOO GOOD.
Erik Paulsen didn’t want the embrace, but then he probably didn’t want to make Bigfoot jealous.
So was axing Jeff Sessions an act of despondency? Maybe not, since John Dean said the Sessions firing was ”planned like a murder” and potentially worse than the Saturday Night Massacre. Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair, says Trump’s depressed about Junior:
Trump’s move against Sessions today arrives at a moment when Trump allies are increasingly concerned about Donald Trump Jr.’s legal exposure. In recent days, according to three sources, Don Jr. has been telling friends he is worried about being indicted as early as this week. One person close to Don Jr. speculated that Mueller could indict him for making false statements to Congress and the F.B.I. about whether he had told his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians to gather “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. This source had heard that the case could revolve around Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, who’s cooperating with Mueller and who was deeply involved in the campaign at the time of the meeting. Trump, this person continued, is “very upset” about the risks Don Jr. faces. “The president is very depressed,” this person said. (“Don never said any such thing, and there is absolutely no truth to these rumors,” said Don Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas.)
Two schools of thought as to why Trump should be depressed about Junior: one, as a father he’s concerned, two, Junior is stupid and notorious for not knowing when to keep his mouth shut, and Trump’s worried how that could backfire, as it has in the past. Your call.
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Jim Acosta has been denied press credentials and banned from the White House grounds. Just more evidence that Trump is in it for Trump and is in no way, shape or form a guardian of the public trust.
Here’s Acosta being asked by the Secret Service to give over his press pass, which he’s had for five years, one administration, one circus side show.