CNN's Jim Acosta discusses his experiences covering the Trump administration with Brian Stelter: "Trump is more crazy like a fox"

"I tell folks, I’m not a psychiatrist," Acosta said on CNN's "Reliable Sources." "I can’t assess the president’s mental state, but I will tell you is my sense of it, covering him for a pretty long period of time now, is that he’s more crazy like a fox."
Acosta went on to note former White House chief strategist Steve Bannontold him in an interview that Trump purposefully says sensationalistic things to stir reactions from the press. 
"Bannon explains in an interview that I had with him, that what Trump tries to do is really control the narrative by saying sensational things that sound wild and nutty sometimes, and he does this because he knows it dominates the news cycle," Acosta said. "That make it a priority for us in the news business to talk about him nonstop. And he loves that and he capitalizes [on] that."
Acosta, who has repeatedly sparred with the White House, spoke with CNN's Brian Stelter just days ahead of the release of his book, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America," which dives into the Trump administration and its relationship with the press. 
If you’ll remember from 2016, CNN’s Brian Stelter defended Hillary Clinton from rumors by Trump camp and decried them for being unfair and mean and uncivil and he clutched every pearl on God’s green Earth.
Look at his tweets from 2016:


He’s pretty insistent on debunking “conspiracies” about Clinton’s health – and even some about Trump’s health!

And yet now, he’s giving airtime and credence to theories about Trump’s mental health. That’s what we call “hypocritical” in our line of business.

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