Everyone's favorite reporter, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, filled in for Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. During the program, Acosta went into detail about why he thought President Donald Trump violated ethics and campaign laws during his trip to Iraq to visit American troops.
Troops lined up to meet the president and some of them had Make America Great Again hats and flags, which the president signed for them.
Trump flag (she dropped it after she saw me taking a photo) pic.twitter.com/LhPwUNdEK3— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) December 27, 2018
Trump signing MAGA hats for the troops in Iraq pic.twitter.com/bDUIk94jpR— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) December 26, 2018
And now, CNN has an issue with it, as evidenced by their constant coverage and the remarks made by their reporters and contributors.
“It is, in fact, a campaign slogan, that is a campaign item, and it’s completely inappropriate for the troops to do this,” former Obama administration official and retired Rear Admiral John Kirby said. “Not supposed to do this. And I’m sure their boss is seeing that. They’re not going to be happy about it.”
Some are even accusing Trump of bringing campaign gear to the meeting, which was evident by Acosta's baiting question.
“Is that unusual, to see the President doing that on base? Does this run the risk of the President, you know, facing some accusations that he's turning some of this into a campaign stop? What do you think,” Acosta asked CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr.
“The pool reporters traveling said that the troops brought the hats with them, including one hat that said ‘Trump 2020. We will have to see if that actually proves to be the case. The question is, if they brought them or if the President brought them: What commander allowed that to really happen?” Starr asked. “Troops are not supposed to be involved in political activities. The U.S. military is not a political force.”
Conservatives were quick to note CNN's hatred for Trump:
Just when you thought the mainstream media couldn’t sink any lower, they are now criticizing our troops deployed in Iraq for asking President Trump to sign their MAGA hats. How disgusting?! #CNNSucks— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) December 27, 2018
And CNN wonders why more than half of America deems them fake news?