CNN star reporter Jim Acosta is doing damage control after he was accused of taking personal shots at Trump supporters in a recent interview with Variety when he said “their elevator might not hit all floors.”
Trump had prior engagements with Acosta, a protagonist with a Democrat bent, known to harass any target with views opposite to his demented philosophy.
During President-elect Trump’s first press conference on January 11, 2017, Acosta attempted to ask a question to the President-elect regarding Russia, however, Trump called on other reporters instead, denouncing Acosta and CNN as fake news”
“The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act. They’re not in on the act and they take what he says very seriously. They take attacks from Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders, and what they do to us on a daily basis, very seriously,” Acosta said. “They don’t have all their faculties and in some cases their elevator might not hit all floors.”
While many people assumed Acosta was taking a shot at Trump supporters, he said he was referring to “people who threaten journalists.”
The Washington Times headline on the story said, “Jim Acosta says voters too stupid to grasp Trump ‘act’: ‘Their elevator might not hit all floors,’” while The Daily Caller wrote that Acosta said Americans don’t have all their faculties. Several other news organizations, including The Blaze, took offense at Acosta’s comments.
Spicer himself told Fox News that Acosta’s remarks show a lack of understanding of what is happening in the country. The former press secretary said it’s important for people to understand why Trump is addressing the concerns of people living in rural environments.