By Diana Crandall / August 9, 2018

Jim Acosta: Neither Fox News or CNN Journalists Are “The Enemy”

"Are we supposed to do the news and NOT fact-check the president when he is obviously just telling whoppers, one after another?"

CNN's Jim Acosta discusses the news media's relationship with President Trump on Stephen Colbert's late-night talk show. (CBS)
CNN's Jim Acosta discusses the news media's relationship with President Trump on Stephen Colbert's late-night talk show. (CBS)

During an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Wednesday night, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta told the comedian that none of his colleagues in the White House Press Corps are the “enemy of the people,” as the president has referred to many of them.

“We’re all fed up with the treatment we’re receiving,” Acosta said. And when it comes to the sentiment of the American people disparaging the news media, Acosta said: “These folks are focused on the coverage of the president’s behavior more so than they are [on] the president’s behavior.”

Take a look at the clip below.

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