CNN reporter Jim Acosta says journalists are suffering from “post-Trump stress disorder” following the former President’s departure from the White House.
Brian Stelter, the media analyst for the network, asked Acosta how he felt covering President Biden in his term’s early stages.
“I think we’re all dealing with some post-Trump stress disorder, other than that ‘Happy Easter’ he was saying in those statements a few days ago,” Acosta said, referencing a message the former President sent out this past weekend.
“Happy Easter to ALL, including the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and want to destroy our Country!” Trump said.
Acosta, consistently triggered by Trump’s trolling efforts for years, said such statements would give them a taste of the past, but also provided a positive outlook for his network in the future.
“We did cover the news before Donald Trump came along, and we did it pretty well, and there’s going to be plenty of stuff in the news out there that doesn’t have to have Donald Trump in the headlines for us to continue to exist,” he reassured Stelter.
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Acosta is onto something when he speaks about CNN’s “post-Trump stress disorder.”
Ratings for the network have absolutely fallen off a cliff ever since Joe Biden took office.
Just weeks ago, reports surfaced indicating CNN had seen their ratings plummet following Donald Trump’s departure, including a nearly 50% drop among the 25-to-54 demographic.
Trump-obsessed @CNN hemorrhaging viewers since former president left office, down nearly 50% in key measurables. https://t.co/25XKhsTBMT
Turns out, fawning coverage of the man the mainstream media helped get elected to office in the first place isn’t as interesting as actively trying to shut down and become the resistance against his political polar opposite.
Creating a Russia collusion story where one never really existed, much like soap opera writers might, agitates more people and leads to greater viewership it would seem.
I’d bet any money that Jim “I’m In Danger” Acosta dreams of Trump nightly.