For most of his presidency, the Trump administration and Trump himself have instilled a visceral abhorrence of Acosta in many of the President’s supporters. Because the message came from him, some Americans were determined to dismiss it.
Dear Diary, I am a “journalist”. pic.twitter.com/ZK6Kqgu71l
— Greg B (@ramsangels) January 18, 2019
And so what if it is? Who in the hell does she think she is, exactly? If she dishes it out, she better damn well be able to take it.
— Kathy Sober (@Katt740) January 18, 2019
If @SpeakerPelosi was serious about making a deal to stop the shutdown she would have canceled her trip on her own.
— TZilla (@set1point8) January 17, 2019
She shouldn't be going anywhere, as a matter of fact they all should be locked in the building until it's worked out. Dems are throwing temper tantrums too by ducking the issue.
— Brian Vuona (@b7r11v) January 17, 2019
Speaker Pelosi—who is second in line for the Presidency—declined to pursue a commercial flight to make the trip for obvious reasons of security. Before noting the threat the President’s spotlight on the trip brought, she remained demure when addressing whether or not the instance was a retaliation, asking a question that many Americans need to answer: “I don’t think the President would be that petty, do you?”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on whether Pres. Trump's cancellation of congressional trip was "retaliation" for her suggestion to reschedule the State of the Union: "I don't think the President would be that petty, do you?" https://t.co/jhRjxRZL1F pic.twitter.com/97frAOkugj
— ABC News (@ABC) January 18, 2019