Judging by the scene, if Pres. Trump is deemed to have had a meltdown, then Acosta would be in this same boat. But, frankly, I think that neither had a meltdown.
Pres. Trump was curt with Acosta, and Acosta was bringing up a topic that had been beaten to death by the media, and I do believe it is clear that he was using the opportunity to grandstand a bit. Acosta has s ...[text shortened]... course not, but to say that Pres. Trump is a bully or way out of line, I think, ignores the context.
Now that you've framed Acosta nicely, then one can deduce that Trump's behaviour in responding to this unruly reporter was lacking in civility.
He did lower himself to Acosta's level after all.
Not very presidential, is it ?
And what was with Trump listing the Republican candidates that lost their elections.
Because they didn't embrace the phenomenal Donald !!
To quote (not entirely word for word)...
"They didn't embrace me. They lost. Too bad !!"
What a buffoon !!
This press briefing was a train wreck !!
Not because of one reporter (there were others in the room that Trump vented at).
But because of Trump himself !!
He is a disgrace to the decorum that is expected at a press briefing in the White House.
This has long ago stopped being about policy or which direction your great country should take.
Some issues are actually worth debating openly.
But the debate itself has long been washed away by the circus atmosphere that has been created by this cartoon character.
That some members of the media can become persistent and even unruly is a measure of the playing field that has been created by this idiot !
He is completely out of his comfort zone in any setting requiring any reasonable level of decorum and classy behavior.
Time for him to set out on another set of campaign style rallies where he will feel right at home.
LOCK HER UP !! LOCK HER UP !! 😉