CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta late Thursday night sent a vulgar direct message on Twitter to a former staffer in President Donald Trump’s administration.
“Fuck you,” Acosta wrote to Justin Caporale, the former director of operations for first lady Melania Trump.
Caporale shared the message on Twitter and later allowed The Daily Caller News Foundation to log into his account and view the message. The vulgar message appeared to be the first time either Acosta or Caporale had messaged each other on Twitter.
Acosta was Tweeting about the level of the music at the Trump campaign event that didn't allow him to do live TV. Acosta also complained that it could be a security issue.
Caporale just minutes before had mocked Acosta in a tweet for complaining about the Trump campaign’s treatment of the press.