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Reality Check: Was CNN’s Jim Acosta Really ‘Just As Tough’ on Obama?

Posted on 17 May 2018

<p>CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta has suggested President Trump is a “racist,” while whining that Trump’s complaints about press bias were doing “real damage to the First Amendment,” speculating that some day we might see “a dead journalist on the side of the highway, because of the rhetoric coming out of the White House.” Then on Wednesday’s <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</em>, Acosta said this about his Trump coverage: “Listen, when I covered Barack Obama, I was just as tough on him. People might not believe that.” Let’s investigate.</p>