CNN’s Jim Acosta was out promoting his new book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” when he had a Bidenesque gaffe.
Jim Acosta said of America “we’ve become a vicious, nasty country” as he squarely blamed Trump for our so-called demise.
Acosta was trying to make a larger point about the current state of America but through tone, tenor and words he was basically blaming Trump for the cultural divide.
“And my concern is, is that we’re tearing each other apart. And this is the country I love to–my dad as I said earlier came over to this country from Cuba came over here in 1962, three weeks before the Cuban missile crisis,” Jim said.
“Moved to Northern Virginia which is where I grew up. I’m a Fairfax County native. I was born at Fairfax County hospital, my mom was born at the Washington Women’s Hospital in Georgetown, her parents are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.”
“And my dad tells me the story that when he came to this country he was, he was taken out of the classroom by a teacher who would teach him how to read and write English.”
“There was a Presbyterian church in Vienna, Virginia that gave my dad and my grandmother coats and sweaters so they could stay warm in their first winter here in the D.C. area. They had never been cold before.”
“Are we still that country anymore? Did John F. Kennedy call immigrants rapists and criminals back then?” asked Acosta.
“No. I think we have to take stock of where we are right now and ask ourselves whether or not we’re leaving that better country that, Bill you say that we’re going to be leaving to our kids and grand kids–whether we’re in fact doing that, or whether that’s just lip service.”
“The question that I ask all of you is, what are you doing on a daily basis to make sure that we’re passing on to the next generation of our kids and grand kids a better country than the one that we have right now?”
“I think we also have to take stock of what we’re doing at home, what we’re doing in our communities, what’s happening in our daily lives that is contributing to this culture of just viciousness,” he said.
“We’ve become a vicious, nasty country.”