In fact, the White House correspondent called her out on Tuesday after McEnany criticized mainstream news outlets for downplaying the fact that federal prosecutors in Delaware are investigating President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden over tax issues.
“Really interesting turn of events, and good for those who covered what was a story all along and not Russian disinformation,” McEnany said in a jab at the media before walking from the podium without taking questions.
But Acosta refused to let McEnany get away without comment.
You can watch the testy remarks below.
Twitter users had strong opinions about the exchange.
Man, she is a piece of work. The Kool-Aid is deep in her blood stream.
— Ursula 1000 (@ursula1000) December 15, 2020
CNN’s Jim Acosta to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: “Isn’t it hypocritical of you to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it everyday?”
Kayleigh has made a fool of herself this year by spreading Trump’s lies from the official podium of the White House. https://t.co/kUNHynypO6
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 15, 2020
Whoever just said, “Kayleigh, is it wrong to accuse others of disinformation if you do it every day?” in the White House briefing room: I’m buying you a beer!@PressSec is a fraud.
— Jonathan D. Lovitz (@jdlovitz) December 15, 2020
But one person who appreciated Acosta’s question couldn’t help but question its timing.
Appreciated but why is this stuff always stated as they walk off? It should be yelled while they are at the podium.
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) December 15, 2020