It looks like Jim Acosta’s colleagues at CNN have had enough of the correspondent’s antics during White House Press briefings.
The Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scary reports that anonymous sources within the cable news network are venting their frustration with Acosta’s frequent clashes with members of the White House, including, most recently, his back-and-forth with Trump aide Stephen Miller.
“He’s angling to host an opinion show,” an on-air conservative political commentator for CNN told Scary. “These [White House] briefings are his auditions.”
Scary also reports that Acosta’s behavior has not been popular behind-the-scenes.
“Ugh, just ugh,” the CNN staffer told the Washington Examiner.
Acosta has made a name for himself since President Trump took office by engaging in frequent sparring matches with both Trump and members of his communications team.
Fireworks erupted between he and White House advisor Stephen Miller on Wednesday, when Acosta accused the administration’s new immigration guidelines of violating the “spirit” of America; contradicting the poem inscribed on the State of Liberty that welcomed the world’s “huddled masses.”