Jim Acosta defiantly declares he will not be shushed after shouting question at Trump

Jim Acosta defiantly declares he will not be shushed after shouting question at Trump
CNN's Jim Acosta yelled a question at President Donald Trump during a White House event and faced criticism over the act, but defiantly said that he would not be "shushed." (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

CNN’s Jim Acosta was criticized yet again for yelling questions at President Donald Trump during a White House event, after which he declared that he will not be “shushed.”

Here’s what Acosta did this time

At a White House event celebrating the anniversary of the Republican tax cuts, the president addressed the massacre at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland.

Some have tried to tie the attack on journalists to Trump’s fiery rhetoric against the media, but the attacker appeared to be motivated by his own personal vendetta against what he saw as unfair treatment by the news outlet.

As Trump began to leave the room, Acosta yelled, “Mr. President will you stop calling us the enemy of the people?!” several times.

“I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people,” Acosta tweeted later. “He did not respond.”

Some noted that the tweet was misleading because Acosta was yelling his question from the back of the room and the president likely could not hear him.

A member of the audience in front of Acosta turned around and tried to “shush” Acosta, but he persisted with his yelling.

Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs said that the audience applauded louder in order to prevent the media from having their questions heard.

“We also had a few folks who shushed is in the audience,” Acosta tweeted.

“Of course we are not going to be shushed,” he added.

Here’s CNN’s video of Acosta yelling at the president: