Acosta: Americans ‘Don’t Have All Their Faculties’

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

CNN’s Jim Acosta trashed the intellect of Americans in an interview with Variety Magazine, asserting that they “don’t have all of their faculties in some cases.”

Acosta was interviewed for a feature piece on the trials and tribulations of covering the Trump White House, and in an accompanying video he suggested that many Americans aren’t smart enough to understand that “fake news” is not a call to violence.

“The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act,” Acosta said of Trump labeling some news outlets “fake news.” “They’re not in on the act and they take what he says very seriously and they take attacks from Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders and what they do to us on a daily basis very seriously.”

He added, “they don’t have all their faculties in some cases — their elevator might not hit all floors.”

“My concern is that a journalist is gonna get hurt one of these days,” Acosta concluded.

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