- President mocked CNN reporter on Tuesday for admitting that he prevailed in government shutdown fight
- Trump branded Jim Acosta as ‘crazy’
- Acosta is known for being an anti-Trump reporter who often complains when he’s passed over during press briefings
Donald Trump mocked a CNN reporter on Tuesday, teasing him for writing that White House aides believed they won big in Monday’s government shutdown showdown.
White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted Monday: ‘Trump world and WH sources dancing in end zone: “Trump wins again…” Schumer and Dems “caved… gambled and lost”.’
For Trump, who has called Acosta a purveyor of ‘fake news,’ the victory lap was too good to resist.
Donald Trump branded CNN reporter Jim Acosta as ‘crazy Jim’ on Monday
The president mocked Acosta for agreeing that he had prevailed in a government shutdown standoff against Democrats
‘Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees,’ he tweeted. ‘Thank you for your honesty Jim!’
Acosta is a reliable thorn in Trump’s side, regularly lobbing rhetorical grenades at the White House during press briefings.
He’s also known for complaining bitterly whenever he isn’t called on to ask a question.
A brief government shutdown ended Monday night when the president signed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through February 8.
Trump has often tussled with Acosta, calling him a purveyor of ‘fake news’
‘Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fane News CNN agrees,’ the president tweeted
Acosta is known for bitterly complaining whenever he isn’t called on to ask questions during White House briefings
The three-day government shutdown came to an end Monday after the House passed a resolution to restore funding that had cleared the Senate hours earlier.
The deal passed the House easily, with nearly every Republican voting for it and about a third of House Democrats, following a breakthrough in the Senate.
The final vote was 266 to 150, effectively ending a three-day shutdown that furloughed workers and closed some government services, even as the Trump administration kept functions deemed vital running.
Fourteen House members didn’t vote.