On air Tuesday, CNN anchor Jim Acosta seemed to compare his time covering Donald Trump’s presidency to being brutally whipped.
When fellow CNN anchor Don Lemon noted sympathetically that Acosta was the network’s White House correspondent for the “entire Trump reign,” Acosta responded, “Yeah. And I’ve got the marks on my back to prove it, Don.”
Don Lemon: “You were the White House correspondent for the entire Trump reign.”
Jim Acosta: “Yeah, and I’ve got the marks on my back to prove it…”
…uh…this is CNN? pic.twitter.com/OKfbYVLZiI
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 26, 2022
“To some extent, things are better,” Acosta continued, noting that at least President Joe Biden apologized after cursing at a reporter Monday. “We never got an apology. I don’t remember that from the commander in chief. So maybe things are a little bit better to some extent.”