CNN’s Jim Acosta defended former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, proving that 2018 is set to be a wild year for media.
Bannon asserted in a new book by Michael Wolff that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer was “treasonous.” Trump later released a statement Wednesday trashing Bannon, arguing that his former staffer “lost his mind” after he left the White House.
Interestingly enough, Acosta seemed to defend Bannon from Trump’s thrashing. Although Trump said Bannon “lost his mind,” he did not dispute the credibility of Bannon’s statements, Acosta claimed.
“You know, the White House is going after Steve Bannon and saying all sorts of things…but keep in mind that what Steve Bannon is saying here really is not being called not credible or not factually accurate,” Acosta rambled.
“Remember, Steve Bannon is offering his opinion here,” he continued. “That is not being called inaccurate at this point, it’s just the president saying that Steve Bannon has lost his mind.”
It is unclear how accusing someone of losing their mind is not the same thing as questioning their credibility.