Fox News announced in a statement that they will support CNN's legal effort against President Trump's administration in hopes to regain Jim Acosta's press credentials, a move that shocked many fans of Fox.
President Donald Trump had CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press credentials removed after Acosta's behavior and incident during a press conference. Acosta would not stop talking and would not give the microphone up to the White House aide. President Trump was done speaking to Acosta, but Acosta kept asking questions during the heated exchange. A White House aide attempted to take the microphone from Acosta, but he held onto it tightly at first. There was a very brief moment of contact between Acosta and the female White House aide.
The video of this scene went viral. Trump pulled Acosta's press credentials. CNN has now sued, and Fox News is supporting the lawsuit on the grounds that White House press credentials should not be "weaponized."
"Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized.
While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the president and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people,” Fox News President Jay Wallace said in a statement."
CNN filed the federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday demanding that the White House restore the press credential of star reporter Jim Acosta.
The administration suspended Acosta's "hard pass," which provided expedited access to the White House grounds, after he broke protocol by refusing to surrender his microphone during a press conference last week.
Many fans of Fox News were caught off guard and wondering why they would support CNN or their attempt to get Jim Acosta back in the White House.
On the contrary, many people want Acosta back in the White House as soon as possible because him and Trump together always provide some sort of entertaining interaction.