Acosta Accosted?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY NOVEMBER 9, 2018

         AT HIS TUMULTUOUS NEWS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THAT IF THE NEW HOUSE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY WILL WORK WITH HIM ON MAJOR ISSUES HE WILL COMPROMISE AND WORK WITH THEM. HE ALSO THREATENED THE HOUSE THAT IF THEY START INVESTIGATIONS AND SUBPOENAS, THE SENATE WILL DO THE SAME TO THEM.

         THAT WON’T WORK BECAUSE THE FOUNDERS CREATED A SEPARATION OF POWERS.

         THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO REVOKED PRESS CREDENTIALS FOR CNN’S JIM ACOSTA. I THINK THAT WAS A MISTAKE. IS HE BIASED AND BORING? YES, BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT. HE WAS FALSELY ACCUSED OF PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH A FEMALE INTERN WHO TRIED TO TAKE THE MICROPHONE AWAY.

         ACOSTA HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A MARTYR. I REMEMBER THE DAYS OF SAM DONALDSON OF ABC NEWS WHO ENJOYED TOSSING SOMETIMES OUTRAGEOUS QUESTIONS AT PRESIDENT REAGAN. REAGAN ALWAYS DEALT WITH THEM KINDLY, OR BRUSHED THEM OFF. THE PRESIDENT LOOKS BAD WHEN HE TREATS REPORTERS THIS WAY. HE SHOULD THINK OF WAYS TO MAKE THEM LOOK FOOLISH BY TURNING THE QUESTION AROUND ON THEM, ESPECIALLY ACOSTA’S QUESTION ABOUT THE MIGRANTS TRYING TO GET INTO AMERICA. I’M CAL THOMAS.