Former President Trump traveled to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to address conditions and denounce Democrat polices that have left the border vulnerable to criminal activity.
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was on the scene, but it wasn't the border that he was most concerned with, it was Trump's perspective on the Capitol riot of Jan 6.
"Trump, will you apologize about January 6?" Acosta yelled over the sound of applause at the end of Trump's speech.
The crowd booed Acosta roundly.
Acosta previously claimed, without providing any evidence, that he and his colleagues have been subjected to "death threats" from supporters of President Donald Trump.
When asked about Trump's hostility towards many media outlets critical of his policies, Acosta said "it certainly did damage."
"To the conservatives out there who were cheering him on as he was revoking press passes... A Democratic President could come in, a Democratic administration could come in, and do the very same thing to members of the press that they care about," Acosta suggested, comparing such actions to "an arms race."
"It's not just what was going on inside the White House, the President and his people, there were Trump supporters all over the country absorbing this hostility," Acosta argued, "in ways that made us feel in danger. I am not the only reporter who covered this White House who has had death threats."
"It is just a pervasive hostility and anti-democratic hostility towards the process that I just hope we never receive the likes of ever again," Acosta said. "It is just so damaging and destructive for our democracy.”
Acosta suggested that many of his colleagues had also received death threats from Trump supporters. During his time in office, Trump had revoked Acosta's press credentials. Acosta sued for the restoration of those credentials, and they were returned within 14 days. Acosta turned this experience, and his claims about Trump's hostility to the media, into a book.
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