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Jim Acosta Just Destroyed ‘Delusional’ Trump For Trying To Downplay Russia Investigation

Donald Trump continues to call the Russia investigation fake news and continues to deny the facts and his own country’s intelligence. On Monday CNN’s Jim Acosta blasted Trump for denying Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“The president appeared to be blind-sided by perhaps the biggest bombshell of the day, the plea deal with former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos,” Acosta said at the beginning of his segment on The Situation Room. “A story the president has called ‘fake news’ got very real for the White House today.”

Trump tried to brush off the news and took to Twitter to try to “clear” his name following the indictment of another of his former aides — one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

“Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign,” the president tweeted. “But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????”

Acosta said that the White House is defiant following the news about Mueller’s investigation.

“I’m also sensing a good deal of defiance,” Acosta told host Wolf Blitzer. He said he’d spoken recently to a source close to the White House who claimed those within the administration “view what happened today as a distraction.”

“It’s sort of an incredible take-away on all of this,” the White House correspondent said. “It may be delusional to view all of this as a distraction. As we can tell this evening, Wolf, the distraction is only getting bigger and bigger.”

Take a look at the video clips below:

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