CNN anchor mocked after posting photo of himself receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
CNN’s Jim Acosta was slammed on Monday night after posting a photo of himself donning a self-aggrandizing T-shirt touting stories he’s covered as a reporter in 2020 while getting vaccination, quickly became a trending topic as he was called a “narcissist” by critics.
The 49-year-old anchor, who became a “familiar foe” of former President Donald Trump during his term in office, celebrated receiving the jab by writing: “Just the shot in the arm I needed.He added: “The latest studies show the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective. Please do your part to end this pandemic. Get your shot!”
Jim showed up to get his COVID-19 vaccine while wearing a t-shirt with the text, “In 2020, I covered the impeachment trial & a caucus night (that lasted a week) & the primaries & the covid pandemic & the economic crash & the racial justice protests & Lafayette Square & so many rallies & the death of RBG & the president’s 1AM coronavirus diagnosis & a Supreme Court confirmation & an election night (that lasted a week) & things by tweet & the recounts & the presidential transition & I have a commemorative shirt to prove it.”
“My goodness this t-shirt is quite the way of screaming that you’re a certifiable narcissist,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck wrote. “Jim Acosta has to be in the top ten of the most self-centered journalists and Americans period.”
The shirt is currently on sale on the White House Correspondents’ Association website.