President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, is calling for CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta to be stripped of his press credentials because he asked President Trump a question during the signing ceremony at the summit with Kim Jong Un.
Pascale said CNN’s chief White House correspondent was “an absolute disgrace” for interrupting a signing ceremony during the summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
“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.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 12, 2018
“Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?” Acosta asked as the president was signing a document.
”Starting that process very quickly, very, very quickly. Absolutely,” Trump replied.
Acosta then asked Trump, “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?”
Warmbier was a college student who was imprisoned by North Korea and died shortly after he was returned to the U.S. last year.
Acosta responded to a Fox News report critical of him for asking the questions during the ceremony, writing: “Democracy… drink it in people.”
Democracy… drink it in people. https://t.co/lKew4PnbWK
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2018