CNN’s Chief White House correspondent and rising network star is penning a book about the Trump White House, reports Brian Stelter. A constant thorn in the side of the Administration, HarperCollins Publishers says Acosta will share “never-before-revealed stories of this White House’s rejection of truth, while laying out the stakes for how Trump’s hostility toward facts poses an unprecedented threat to our democracy.”
The book’s title is The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. The book will be on the shelves beginning June 11.
Acosta started to gather material for a possible book during the 2016 presidential campaign, and he signed the book deal with Harper last fall, before the 2018 midterm elections, according to the report.
In his statement, he alluded to the press pass incident: “The president and his team, not to mention some of his supporters, have attempted to silence the press in ways we have never seen before. As just about everybody has seen, I have witnessed this first hand. As difficult as that challenge may be for the free press in America, we must continue to do our jobs and report the news. The truth is worth the fight.”