Jim Acosta (@Acosta)

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CNN Chief WH Correspondent. NYT Bestseller “The Enemy of the People” in paperback 6/16. Winner of NY Press Club “Truth to Power” award. I believe in #realnews

https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-People-Dangerous-Truth-America/dp/0062916130

Washington, DC

2009-03-04 13:48:04

Just a few blocks from the WH

Just a few blocks from the WH

At the site of Trump’s Monday church photo op, grilling hotdogs for the masses

At the site of Trump’s Monday church photo op, grilling hotdogs for the masses

In his final speech tonight 1968, Robert Kennedy said, “I think we can end the divisions within the United States….We are a great country, an unselfish country and a compassionate country”:

In his final speech tonight 1968, Robert Kennedy said, “I think we can end the divisions within the United States….We are a great country, an unselfish country and a compassionate country”:

Media: @Acosta to @wolfblitzer: "The @realDonaldTrump admin. is building what increasingly looks like a fortress around the @WhiteHouse. This morning, crews began extending metal fencing, a steel wall ... giving this area the look of something out of an authoritarian country."

Media:  @Jim Acosta to  @Wolf Blitzer: "The  @Donald J. Trump admin. is building what increasingly looks like a fortress around the  @The White House. This morning, crews began extending metal fencing, a steel wall ... giving this area the look of something out of an authoritarian country."

Protesters, ACLU sue over use of force at White House ahead of Trump's church visit http://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/lawsuit-white-house-protesters-trump-church-aclu/index.html

This moment of silence conveys how extraordinarily long 8 minutes and 46 seconds is in real time.

A few hours later, new fencing now extends down 17th street from the EEOB to Constitution Avenue

A few hours later, new fencing now extends down 17th street from the EEOB to Constitution Avenue

The People's House continued to be fortified from the public, as workers erected a perimeter of tall metal fencing around the White House complex https://cnn.it/2A5foqO

It appears the fencing perimeter around the White House is expanding — this stretch going up at 17th and Constitution.

It appears the fencing perimeter around the White House is expanding — this stretch going up at 17th and Constitution.

"All options are on the table" for use of the military to deal with nationwide unrest,  @Hogan Gidley tells reporters.

WH email: Corey R. Lewandowski, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars. David N. Bossie, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

Virginia governor says Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue will be removed

Virginia governor says Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue will be removed http://hill.cm/La5oomQ

Breaking: police canisters gathered by @wusa9 crews Monday night show federal police DID use artificial CS tear gas in addition to natural OC gas on #BlackLivesMatter #WashingtonDCProtests Asking @usparkpolicepio & @realDonaldTrump for response on statements claiming otherwise. 3

Breaking: police canisters gathered by  @WUSA9 crews Monday night show federal police DID use artificial CS tear gas in addition to natural OC gas on  #BlackLivesMatter  #WashingtonDCProtests Asking  @USPPNEWS &  @Donald J. Trump for response on statements claiming otherwise.

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski breaks with Senate GOP and “was glad that Gen. Mattis spoke out.” Asked if she agrees with Mattis, Murkowski said: “Yes I do,” she told me. She also said that she is “struggling” to decide whether to support Trump in 2020. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/republican-senators-reaction-mattis/index.html

More fencing going up around the White House complex early this morning

More fencing going up around the White House complex early this morning

Trump compared himself to Lincoln today. And McEnany compared Trump to Churchill. And yet Mattis spoke out, essentially labeling Trump's leadership as contrary to American values.

The  @Kayleigh McEnany might pick up some summer reading: "Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers,'' by two of the greats: Ernie May and Richard Neustadt. A classic, 35 years old, it's 300 brilliant pages on the danger of misunderstanding & misusing historical analogy.

Mattis: “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us." https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militariz...

The PressSec's might pick up some summer reading: "Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers,'' by two of the greats: Ernie May and Richard Neustadt. A classic, 35 years old, it's 300 pages on the dangers of misunderstanding & misusing, historical analogy.

"I've been hearing a little bit of chatter on the Internet about voting vs. protest, politics and participation vs. civil disobedience and direct action,"  @Barack Obama says. "This is not an either or. This is a both and - to bring about real change."

Jimmy Carter statement on "tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation" - "We need a government as good as its people, and we are better than this." https://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/2020/statement-060320.html

During today's briefing, the WH press secretary defended the operation to clear Lafayette Square for Trump's photo op at St. John's church as an "appropriate" use of force. She insisted tear gas wasn't used. (chemical agents were used meeting the CDC definition of tear gas)

During today's briefing, the WH press secretary compared Trump's photo op at St. John's Church to Winston Churchill's visits to bombed out sections of London during WWII. "Like Churchill," she said.

If the White House could do it again,  @Jim Acosta asks, "would you have gassed and pummeled protesters to clear the park so the president could have a photo-op?"

WH doctor says Trump completed his physical in April. Some details released now. 2

WH doctor says Trump completed his physical in April. Some details released now.

McEnany says results from latest Trump physical are in and will be released and that he is “healthy.”

Retired St. Louis Police captain killed after responding to a pawnshop alarm during looting. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/david-dorn-st-louis-police-shot-trnd/index.html

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