Jim Acosta was one of Donald Trump's most arduous questioners and on Friday CNN [19459006Trumpsharschercorrespondentrailroadrageandoft-powerfulrhetoricagainstmediamembers
One day, after five people were killed in a Maryland newspaper, Acosta called Trump and asked when the president would stop calling members the press the enemy of the American people. As noted by Real Clear Politics the shrunken question came at the end of a speech about Trump's fiscal policy.
"Mr. President, stop calling the press the enemy of the people, sir?" Acosta said when the Trump-friendly crowd agreed to close the speech. Acosta repeated the question two more times as Trump did not answer.
Other reporters noted that the crowd, gathered to be friendly with Trump, grew louder to drown Acosta and other journalists shouting at Trump questions. The video of the event showed an audience that Acosta was quiet at the end of the speech, though Acosta ignored the man and kept trying to ask his question.
In the past, Trump had specifically said press representatives are the "enemies" of the American people, often calling unfavorable or critical stories "false news". Trump has also described some stories about White House plans as a fake ̵
Trump has addressed this week's filming during his speech, USA Today . He said the deadly shooting on the Capital Gazette "shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with sadness."
"Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violent while doing their job," said Trump.
Donald Trump also promised to support the families of the victims.
"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
– POLITICO (@politico) June 29, 2018
Although filming on Thursday had a long-running feud, the shooter had to deal with the newspaper; many have criticized Donald Trump for using violence against journalists for months at his rallies and encouraged public events as well as his Twitter page. At his election campaign rallies, Trump often blamed the press on the closed area, causing ridicule and abuse.
WATCH: Jim Acosta shares a video of Trump's supporters informing him that the media will ensure a "civil war" https://t.co/RNySINdgS3 pic.twitter.com/rFjZGORTYR
– The Hill (@thehill) June 27, 2018
We also had a couple of people who got upset are in the audience. Of course we are not unsettled. https://t.co/ZbSYaTVYti
– Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 29, 2018
Donald Trump left the event without answering Jim Acosta's question as to whether he would stop the press to call "enemy."