WATCH: Jim Acosta Tells Kellyanne Conway ‘I Don’t Have an Alternative Facts Problem Like You Do’, She Calls Him a ‘Smartass’

Well now.

The CNN reporter has long been a thorn in the side of the Trump administration. Through Trump’s rhetoric, he quickly became emblematic of the network most reviled by Trump’s supporters until he became subject to aggression while covering the President’s rallies.

He was also personally rebuked by the President himself for being a “rude, terrible person” after he persisted in asking a question.

After the exchange, the White House accused Acosta of physically assaulting the White House intern who attempted to take his microphone. They used an edited video to bolster their claims and revoked his White House credentials—a move they were forced to undo by court order.

Trump also refused to take his question in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, dismissing CNN as “fake news.”

It’s easy to see why Conway felt comfortable enough to berate him so strongly.

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