Leighton Smith: President Trump right to ban Jim Acosta

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Leighton Smith,
Publish Date
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 3:10PM
President Trump and CNN's Jim Acosta have battled with each other for over a year. Photo / AP

Leighton Smith: President Trump right to ban Jim Acosta

Author
Leighton Smith,
Publish Date
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 3:10PM

The President rightly gets to choose who asks a question, and he doesn’t need to call on Acosta.

Let Acosta sit in the front row stewing and call on all of the other reporters in the room except him. Simple.

But I don’t think it is that simple. Jim Acosta is of such character that he would try and assert himself and he would not stop.

He might try and sit out the first day, possibly the second, but by then he wouldn’t be able to contain himself.

He would be standing and speaking before any nominee could ask a question. And he would probably start with “Why are you not taking any of my questions. Seriously, he is a narcissist.

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