CNN’s Jim Acosta sat back and smiled on Thursday as Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello threatened to physically attack President Donald Trump, saying that he would punch him in the mouth.
In the interview, which aired on “CNN Right Now With Brianna Keilar,” Rossello said: “If the bully gets close, I’ll punch the bully in the mouth.”
Acosta’s face lit up with a smile immediately after Rossello made the threat.
“Just like that?” Acosta asked.
“Just like that,” Rossello responded.
The shocking remarks from Rossello come after Puerto Rican officials claimed that the White House tried to push back a meeting with them.
“The White House recently helped set up important meetings between Governor Rossello and HUD and FEMA leadership,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement, according to the New York Post. “We understand that the governor is not visiting until later in April and we look forward to once again helping set up productive conversations with Administration leaders to discuss the island’s recovery.”
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