(Breitbart) – President Donald Trump taunted Jim Acosta on Saturday after the CNN journalist returned to the beat after promoting his book.
Acosta asked if Trump purposely ignored a journalist’s question about the death of Jamal Khashoggi during a meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman because he was afraid of offending him.
“No, not at all,” Trump replied. “I don’t really care about offending people, I sort of thought you’d know that.”
“By the way, congratulations, I understand your book, is it doing well?” Trump added.
“It’s doing very well Mr. President,” Acosta replied.
“Really?” Trump asked.
“I’ll get you an autographed copy,” Acosta continued.
“Good,” Trump replied. “Send it. I want to see it, send me a copy.”
Although Acosta’s book briefly made the New York Times’ top ten best sellers list last week, it is currently ranked at #1,308 on Amazon.
Flashback: Jim Acosta Mocked For Holding Book Signing In Nearly Empty Store
CNN’s Jim Acosta did not exactly set records for attendance at his first book signing in Arlington, Virginia. Instead, he garnered mockery for the apparent lack of enthusiasm for his book evidenced by the practically empty Barnes and Noble in which his signing took place.
The mockery was swift and unrelenting.
Surprise signing at Arlington, Virginia Barnes & Noble! pic.twitter.com/8UCrbfwsQ4
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 13, 2019
I’m here by myself, and nobody else showed up.
— Steven Matthews (@SMatthewsTFI) June 13, 2019