WATCH: Some Dude Shushes Jim Acosta As He Shouts ‘Will You Stop Calling Press The Enemy’ To Trump

Acosta yelled that question to the president at the end of Trump's economy speech which began with some brief remarks on the Capital Gazette shooting.

After ignoring shouted questions from reporters about the horrific Capital Gazette shooting yesterday afternoon, President Donald Trump addressed the newsroom tragedy that resulted in the loss of five lives. At the beginning of an economy speech, POTUS said the “attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.”

The president, however, did not make any mention of his own harsh rhetoric towards the media — who he regularly refers to as “fake news” and the “enemy” of the American people — and his staffers and aides have also avoided answering any questions related towards Trump’s repeated attacks on the free press. Therefore, at the end of the president’s speech today, CNN’s Jim Acosta yelled out at Trump, asking him if he’d stop calling the press the “enemy of the people.”

Below is video of the encounter, via Politico:

One thing that stands out as the CNN correspondent shouts his questions at the president is the guy immediately in front of Acosta who repeatedly turns around and “shushes” the reporter. Mind you, this was at the end of Trump’s speech when he was receiving applause from those gathered in the room, so it wasn’t even like Acosta was interrupting the speech. But the guy just didn’t want to hear it from Acosta, who has been highly criticized by Trump and his supporters for a while now. (Remember when Trump labeled Acosta “Fake News”?)

I mean, just look at this dude:

Following the speech, Acosta took to Twitter to state that he attempted to get the president to answer whether he’d stop his media attacks while noting that folks tried to shut him up.

Also, as you’d expect, right-wing Twitter slammed Acosta for yelling out at the president, calling him a grandstander while claiming his tweets were an exaggeration.

At the same time, Acosta received plaudits from others:

As of now, we do not know the identity of the Acosta shusher.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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