CNN reporter Jim Acosta loves the limelight at the White House press briefings and doesn’t particularly mind if he makes a fool of himself in the process. Of course, it helps not to know when you’re making a fool of yourself.
At today’s White House press briefing Acosta sought to debate White House adviser Stephen Miller on the merits of the of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act (summary here, fact sheet here). Supported by the administration, the bill is intended to create a merit-based immigration system that protects American workers and taxpayers as well as the American economy.
Acosta is somewhat over his head in the exchange with Miller. This is really an amazing display.
STEVE adds: Scott beat me to this story by 10 minutes. I only have this to add–the best Twitter reaction I’ve seen so far: