Kim gets taste of CNN’s grandstanding newsman at historic summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, got a taste of CNN star Jim Acosta’s grandstanding questions Tuesday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, got a taste of CNN star Jim Acosta’s grandstanding questions Tuesday. (AP/CNN)

Kim Jong Un got a taste of President Trump’s pain when CNN star Jim Acosta peppered the world leaders with grandstanding questions following their historic summit in Singapore early Tuesday.

“Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir?” the Trump-bashing newsman hollered at as Trump and Kim exited their conference room at the Capella Hotel following a 35-minute meeting. “Any progress, Mr. President?”

“Chairman Kim, will you denuclearize?” he pressed. “Mr. President, how’s it going so far, sir?”

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When Trump finally responded by saying it was going “Very, very good,” Acosta seemed encouraged to demand answers from Kim, who is used to a more compliant media.

“Will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?” Acosta shouted, either unaware that Kim had just pledged to do exactly that or thinking that his probing interrogation technique might elicit a more fulsome answer than the recently concluded diplomatic session.

Acosta, who regularly tangles with Trump, has built a reputation for casting aside manners and protocol in order to get his often-rhetorical questions on tape for the evening newscasts. Perhaps more than any other reporter, Trump has singled out the cable network’s White House correspondent for scorn and ridicule.

Neither Trump nor Kim further responded to Acosta. But on social media, the attacks were swift and snarky.

Gina Gentry Loudon

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CNN confirms it was predictably Jim Acosta that yelled “So are you going to give up your nukes?” at Kim Jong Un during the photo op.

9:13 PM – Jun 11, 2018
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T. Becket Adams

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Easily the most annoying person in the White House press corps, and that’s saying something considering how crowded the field is. https://twitter.com/RealDrGina/status/1006358912747163648 …

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For those who live outside the United States and who are wondering if all Americans are as annoying and obnoxious as CNN’s Jim @Acosta, the answer is no.

He is a national embarrassment. https://twitter.com/joelpollak/status/1006411418470526976 …

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