President Trump hosted Pearl Harbor Survivors at the White House Thursday to honor the anniversary of the tragic event, after which he eviscerated CNN’s Jim Acosta.
The heart warming ceremony involved some great commentary between Trump and the five veterans who survived the Japanese surprise attack. At the end of the ceremony Trump invited the elderly men into the Oval Office, and as they were heading out of the room, Acosta shouted a question at Trump.
Acosta asked if Trump had a reaction to Al Franken’s comments earlier in his resignation speech, during which the outgoing Minnesota senator said there’s “irony in the fact” he is resigning while “a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office.”
Acosta shouted this question to Trump as he exited the room with the Pearl Harbor veterans:
Any comment on senator Al Franken? He made some comments about you earlier today.
Trump paused and with the strength of the Pearl Harbor veterans behind him, shut CNN down with five words:
I didn’t hear it. Sorry.
I asked POTUS about Al Franken's comments about him a few moments ago. Trump's response: "I didn't hear it."
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 7, 2017
Then Trump left the room, flanked by American heroes.