White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted CNN’s Jim Acosta on Tuesday afternoon, calling him a “smart ass” after he asked whether President Trump would speak truthfully during tonight’s Oval Office address.
“Kellyanne, can you promise the President will tell the truth tonight?” asked Jim Acosta referencing President Trump’s scheduled primetime address to the nation tonight.
“Yes Jim, and can you promise that you will? The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?” Conway snapped back, as Acosta interrupted, “I’m not the one who has the alternative facts problem, like you do.”
“Jim, I know that’s a cheap– make sure that goes viral,” Conway said, noting that she is one of the few people in the White House who still gives him the time of day since “most of the people here don’t like you.”
“You’re such a smart ass most of the time,” she added.
She nodded to the crowd, turning back to Acosta.
“I was on your network 25 or 26 times in 2018,” said the White House Counselor. “I’m one of the last people here who even bothered to go on, and the disrespect that you showed to me personally, I’ll just look past.”