Trump's confrontation with CNN is being criticised for a very important reason

Jack Webb@JackWebb92
Thursday 08 November 2018 09:45
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Donald Trump's latest clash with the media has raised some important questions about accountability.

During a press conference on Wednesday Jim Acosta, chief White House correspondent for CNN, tried to ask Trump about the ongoing Russia meddling investigation.

As you might suspect, the president met these questions with insults about low ratings for CNN and the 'fake news' he claims they report on.

During the contentious exchange, Trump calls Acosta a 'rude, terrible person'.

A White House staffer tried to grab the microphone from Acosta, but he wouldn't give way. "That's enough, that's enough," the president said, before telling him to sit down and to put down his microphone.

Once again, Trump called the media the 'enemy of the people'.

The whole interaction has drawn criticism from people online, who are wondering when, or if, Trump will ever be held accountable for his volatile words and clear aggression towards the media who are literally trying to do their job.

Every time Trump speaks at a rally or a press conference, it seems we all step further into this bizarre Orwellian world that we apparently live in now, where we much 'reject the evidence of your eyes and ears'.

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