President Donald Trump took aim at CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta in an early Tuesday morning tweet.
Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.” Thank you for your honesty Jim!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
While Acosta and Trump have sparred in past press conferences, most notably in the President’s first during his transition to office, he had yet to receive a nickname from the commander in chief’s twitter account. He shall now be known to the president as “Crazy Jim.”
Trump’s tweet also quoted Acosta’s recent analysis of Senate Democrats recent decision to shut down the government in a recent CNN segment. The lawmakers, led by minority leader Chuck Schumer, shut the government down for nearly three days in protest of negotiations over efforts to preserve the Obama-era protections for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, known as DACA.
Republican lawmakers refused to give concessions and the Democratic senators voted to reopen the government three days later with little to show for their protest.