“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump said. “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”
Trump added that the way [Jim] Acosta had treated Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was “awful.”
The president then moved to address the next questioner
Trump had acted as magnificently before.
I had previously commented on “Trump’s firm, forthright, masterful control” in similar situations, observing that when Trump takes control of the media scrum, he is doing something much more fundamental.
As I pointed out in “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative destruction Deconstructed,” and before it:
As this writer sees it, Trump was doing something much more modest and more valuable.
Common rules of procedure are as traditionally Anglo-American as they come. Instinctively did an ethnic agitator seek to sack a common American custom. As reflexively, Donald Trump moved to restore a timeless, civilizing practice.