CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta was mocked on Thursday after revealing that he was writing a book about President Donald Trump, which is scheduled to be released in June.
"CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is authoring a book about the Trump administration and its battles with the news media," CNN reported.
Here is the mockery he received:
The Harper imprint of HarperCollins Publishers said that Acosta's book will share "never-before-revealed stories of this White House's rejection of truth, while laying out the stakes for how Trump's hostility toward facts poses an unprecedented threat to our democracy."
Acosta, who even left-wing media has said is dangerous to real journalism, has often been a lightning rod for negative attention during the Trump administration.
What a laughable premise. No one stops journalists from telling the truth and they are in absolutely no danger when doing so. https://t.co/DFDLQdZwfZ— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 24, 2019
It’s such a dangerous time to tell the truth in America that Jim Acosta is going to write a book about how dangerous a time it is to tell the truth in America. https://t.co/Hde91A4JnH— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 24, 2019
Obviously the title should be— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) January 24, 2019
“Dear Diary” https://t.co/dFEcp6oYC0
CNN's Stelter risked his life to get the scoop that CNN's Acosta was pushing a book. Everyone downplaying the importance of a free press should think about what we would lose if we did away with such essential journalism. https://t.co/iSriyAYub6— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) January 24, 2019
This is going to be in the Publisher's Weekly "10 Best Satires" list for 2019 💯 (except the only people laughing are the Trumps and Fox News) https://t.co/TPI8Y4fqp5— ART TAVANA (@arttavana) January 24, 2019
Acosta continues to try to insert himself into the conversation, it remains unclear if his book will gain in popularity.
It's such a dangerous time to be a reporter in the U.S. that you might... get a book deal from a big publisher, a PR blitz & plenty of opportunities to criticize the administration.— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) January 24, 2019
Meanwhile, here's a list of the people China "disappeared" last year. https://t.co/FwcMKpCSK0 https://t.co/3yBIyqit5K