Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent, is a bit upset that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not take enough questions during a White House press briefing. He made his frustrations known online:
“As he often does, @PressSec avoided taking questions from CNN today. #courage,” he wrote.
Acosta even accused Spicer of taking less questions than Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (no relation):
Acosta also retweeted a tweet from Adrian Carrasquillo, White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News, where Carrasquillo noted that Spicer ignored one of Acosta’s questions:
Spicer has avoided the press before, at one point choosing to walk out of the room without holding a briefing or answering any questions. Spicer’s alleged press avoidance tactics also briefly became material for several comedians.
Acosta’s criticism came just a week after CNN announced its intention to stop production on Reza Aslan’s “Believer,” his documentary series. The decision was made in response to a harsh tweet calling President Trump a “piece of shit.” He made the tweet in frustration when Trump responded to a terrorist attack in London by plugging his travel ban.
Aslan later apologized for his words: