CNN's Jim Acosta engaged in a heated argument with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on his radio show Tuesday over his network's coverage of the president.
Hewitt started in the interview by criticizing a tweet from Acosta's personal Twitter account about President Donald Trump's golfing as "snarky," and asking "Is it possible for your audience to believe you are neutral, fair and objective when you are snarkily tweeting at the president?"
Acosta, CNN's senior White House correspondent, responded: "Where is the same sense of decency when it comes to when the president refers to us as the enemy of the people, when the president refers to us as fake news?"
Trump has repeatedly derided CNN and other mainstream news sources as "fake news," and complained about the network's coverage of his presidency.
"I think, you know, this is a different kind of president, Hugh," he added. "We're going to have a different kind of playbook when it comes to covering the president. That means at times, you know, I bring a little attitude to what I do on a daily basis."
"I think if you look at my coverage on a daily basis, if you look at the coverage at CNN on a daily basis, it is very fair, but it is also, it is very tough," Acosta said. "And it is because, in part, we have a president that we're covering these days who is very tough on us."
The CNN correspondent ended with some complaints about how Hewitt conducted the interview.
"If you're going to take me, but no, if you're going to take me to the woodshed over one tweet, Hugh, I don't think it's fair to ask me an open-ended question do I admire the president without giving you a fulsome response," Acosta said. "Well, you know, don't invite me on if you don't want me to finish your question."
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