CNN’s Jim Acosta broke the silence after President Trump’s solemn Thursday address by shouting out a question about guns.
Trump gave a heartfelt and unifying speech the day after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. He spoke directly to America’s children and reminded them that they are “never alone” and should seek help from their friends and family if they are ever struggling with mental health issues. (RELATED: Trump To America’s Children: ‘You Are Never Alone’)
However, according to a White House pool report, Acosta ruined the somber moment by shouting out a question at Trump as he left the room.
“[President Trump] did not answer questions shouted at the end by CNN’s Jim Acosta ‘Will you do something about guns?'” the pool report read.
Acosta tweeted that he asked the president a question and pointed out that Trump chose not to respond.
“I tried to ask Trump why does this keep happening in America and whether he will do anything about guns,” Acosta wrote. “He did not respond except to say thank you.”
Following the president’s remarks, I tried to ask Trump why does this keep happening in America and whether he will do anything about guns. He did not respond except to say thank you.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 15, 2018
“Mr. President, why does this keep happening to America? Will you do something about guns?” Pres. Trump was asked as he left following his statement on the Florida school shooting. https://t.co/6jt5uoFfum pic.twitter.com/tF1nzPicEJ
— ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2018