CNN’s Chief White House correspondent and rising star Jim Acosta receives weekly death threats, he revealed in a talk with the Daily Beast. “I receive more threats than I could count; it’s almost every week,” noting that CNN is aware. “The company is aware, and they’ve urged me to take precautions.”
He recently made headlines after calling out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, noting that she had refused to call on CNN for three consecutive press conferences.
Acosta said he plans to continue to be aggressive, even if it means antagonizing the president and his underlings.
“There are days when you can’t be the shrinking violet,” he said. “I’m going to do my damn job.”