CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Friday during “Anderson Cooper 360,” accused President Donald Trump of “chasing” after a fever dream, which he said was being able to overturn the November 3 election results.
Guest anchor John Berman said, “When you think of the crisis this country is facing now, the public health, the economy, the huge cyberattack, the president is speaking out in about any of it in any meaningful, substantial way. Why is he fighting for a job that he does not seemingly want to do?”
Acosta said, “I talked to a Trump adviser earlier this week who described the president as not whining not working. I think that essentiality sums it up. It’s extraordinary because not only do we have this raging pandemic with thousands of lives lost every day, we also have this cyberattack, this Russian cyberattack on the U.S. government, that the president is still silent about this evening. We had multiple days in a row where the president is not getting out in front of the camera and addressing reporters. He would have had multiple opportunities if he wants them to not only speak out on the pandemic and encourage people to get out there and get vaccinations but also to warn Vladimir Putin to stay out of this federal government. He’s just chosen not to do so.”
He continued, “It is alarming. You and I were talking about this previously this week. This is a president who has checked out. He does not seem to want to do the job anymore. He likes the fancy house behind me with the wreaths adorning the exterior and so on, but he does not want to do the work. There is a lot to be done. It’s extraordinary. One would think if he’s thinking about running in 2024 that he would want to go out there and lead the charge on the coronavirus pandemic, lead the charge in challenging Vladimir Putin on this cybersecurity hack. He’s not doing it. I suspect, John because he’s wrapped up in grief with this election and chasing after this fever dream that he somehow can still over overturn the election results when it’s just not going to happen.”
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