‘Just Sit Down’: POTUS Stands Up For Civility, Firmly Accosts Out-of-Control Jim Acosta

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“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

(NBC News)

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.

READ: “Megyn, Jorge and a Reaganesque Trump.