Tweet following Acosta’s heated exchanged during a White House press conference
Hollywood liberal John Legend has slammed President Donald Trump with tweeting saying ‘The president is a f***ing embarrassment,’ following CNN’s Jim Acosta’s heated exchanged during a White House press conference.
Legend refrained from going into specific detail on why he thinks the President is embarrassing, but and the indicator was the timing of the Tweet which was sent just 20 minutes after Acosta’s outrageous skeptical at the press conference.
The confrontational exchange occurred while the President was giving a press conference on the results of the midterm election.
Acosta, who is known for confrontations, began to challenge Trump on calling the caravan an “invasion.”
“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion. It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S. Why did you characterize it as such?” he asked.
CNN issued a statement condemning Trump for his ‘ongoing attacks on the press’ following Wednesday’s press conference.
‘This President’s ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far,’ reads the tweet from CNN Communications.
‘They are not only dangerous, but they are also disturbingly un-American. While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it. A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere.’
According to the DM: During Trump’s combative press conference on Wednesday however, he did manage to pat himself on the back for the success of certain candidates post-midterm election night.
‘We saw the candidates I supported achieve tremendous success last night,’ Trump boasted. ‘We picked up a lot,’ he said.
DailyMail.com spoke to the Executive Producer of Modern Family, Danny Zuker, who has had his fair share of Twitter exchanges with the President.
Zuker explains that the Hollywood circle gets particularly incensed when it comes to attacks on the press.
‘I think the Hollywood community is sensitive to the attacks on the press first and foremost because we understand that without a free press you have fascism.’
Zuker, who currently has a book on the topic of Twitter and Trump, titled, ‘He Started It!: My Twitter War With Trump,’ adds ‘More specifically, this is a man who has had no problem making ‘Hollywood’ the enemy (with the exception of superstars like Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato Jr.).’
Tiegen was blocked by the president previously.
In May a judge ruled that Trump is no longer allowed to block followers on the social media site, as it violates their right to free speech.
Having been blocked herself last year, the model, 32, could not help but gloat about the news on her own Twitter – and poked fun at her upcoming ‘reunion’ with the President.
After the news broke, Tiegen shared a clip of a television report about it with her 10.6 million followers.