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President Trump asks CNN’s Jim Acosta how his book is doing

After CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked President Donald Trump in Japan Saturday at a press conference about Jamal Khashoggi, things abruptly turned to Acosta’s new book, The Enemy of The People. “With Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, when you were asked about the case of Jamal Khashoggi, you did not respond to that question––were you afraid of offending him on that subject?”

“No, not at all,” Trump replied. “I don’t really care about offending people, I sort of thought you’d know that. By the way, congratulations — I understand your book, is it doing well?” Trump added.

“It’s doing very well, Mr. President,” the CNN correspondent answered.

“Really?”

Acosta responded, “I’ll get you an autographed copy.”

“Good, send it. I want to see it.”

He said, “Yes, sir.”

The news of their exchange was first reported by Brian Stelter.

Acosta’s book is currently number ten on The New York Times’ bestseller list.


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