Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer can’t name a single CNN reporter he felt did “good work” during his time in the Trump administration.
During an interview with The Washington Post this week, Spicer was asked which White House reporters “did good work” and the former press secretary was able to rattle off eight names, including Fox News’ John Roberts and NBC News’ Carol Lee, before adding, “I’m missing a bunch, for sure.”
Spicer was then asked if forgot to include anyone from CNN who did good work during his time in the White House.
“Oh, no,” Spicer responded.
While it’s clear that the Trump administration isn’t a fan of CNN in general, the comment can also be interpreted as a subtle personal dig at the network’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.
Trump and Acosta have famously traded jabs since the president called Acosta “fake news” during a press conference earlier this year. If Spicer was going to compliment anyone from CNN, it would presumably have been the reporter he dealt with on a regular basis — but the former press secretary failed to mention Acosta when he had the chance.
Acosta comes off as combative toward the White House…