CNN’s Jim Acosta and Trump adviser Stephen Miller had a heated exchange on Wednesday.
Miller criticized Acosta for claiming that English-speaking immigrants only come from Australia or Great Britain. The exchange took place after President Trump expressed support for a Senate bill that prioritized highly skilled, English speaking immigrants.
You can watch the exchange here:
The full press briefing can be watched here:
“I have to say, I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English,” remarked Miller. “It’s all — it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind — no, this is an amazing moment. This is an amazing moment. That you think only people from Great Britain or Australia would speak English is so insulting to millions of hardworking immigrants who do speak English from all over the world. Jim, have you honestly never met an immigrant from another country who speaks English outside of Great Britain and Australia? Is that your personal experience?”
The exchange has created a lot of buzz on twitter.
Foreign policy commentator and writer Justin Raimondo, for instance, took a jab at the CNN host: “Jim@Acosta thinks only white people are capable of speaking English. Sad!”
A longtime fan of Miller, commentator Ann Coulter lavishly praised the exchange, calling it the “best moment of the Trump presidency since the inauguration."
Rod Dreher, writer and editor at the American Conservative, wrote that "Jim Acosta is a completely obnoxious man who got handed his head today by Stephen Miller."
This is not the only notably contentious exchange between Stephen Miller and a reporter during the press briefing this afternoon. If fact, Miller also argued about the subject of immigration and employment with Glenn Thrush, a reporter from the New York Times.
This isn't the first time that CNN has pitted itself against Donald Trump. Just last week, for instance, a CNN host called Trump supporters "toxic," which you can read about here.