President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale wants CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials suspended after he asked POTUS, while children were present, about having kicked off White House Easter Egg Roll Day by tweeting “DACA is dead”:
Acosta’s offense was to ask Trump questions on the White House lawn Monday morning.
“Didn’t you kill DACA, sir?” Acosta said, shouting in the direction of Trump as he sat coloring eggs with children.
“What about the DACA kids?” Acosta asked. “Should they worry about what’s going to happen to them?” Acosta shouted – because the military band brought in for the occasion started to play as the CNN reporter began to ask questions.
“He continues to embarrass himself and @CNN,” Parscale said of the “protocol” breach.
Speaking of protocol breach, Parscale forgot to mention that Trump kicked off White House Easter Egg Roll day by declaring “DACA is dead” to the world. Parscale also forgot to note the White House had decided it would not hold a press briefing on Monday.
And, of course, Acosta can’t claim credit for dragging politics into the Egg Roll. Trump had kicked off the festivities standing on the White House balcony with the Easter Bunny at his side, bragging about his military buildup, the economy, etc.
Even so, Parscale went all looking-through-his-lorgnette over Acosta having dared to lob political questions while children were present.
“Pull his credentials for each incident,” Parscale sniffed.
Acosta responded, suggesting Trump’s latest campaign manager take a read of the First Amendment: