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A former CNN producer took to Twitter on Friday to blast Jim Acosta, the network White House correspondent, on what he called Acosta’s “self-serving antics,” they say “all give good journalists a bad name.”

The messages from Steve Body, a former senior digital producer for the network, which is now a top executive at Commerce House, a Dallas-based marketing company, in response to a question that Acosta shouted President Donald Trump on Friday during a White House event on the economy and the tax cuts.

Trump used the event as an opportunity to extend condolences to the victims and survivors of the Thursday is the tragedy of the offices of the Capital Gazette, where five employees were killed by a gunman who later taken into custody.

Before we go any further, I would like today to address the horrific shooting that took place yesterday in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. This attack shocked the conscience of our Nation, and filled with sorrow… pic.twitter.com/LALXGhk04b

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2018

Acosta tried to get the link to shoot in the past, criticism which had the Trumpet, voiced in the direction of the members of the media, including calling “the enemy of the people.”

As the audience applause at the end of the president’s speech, Acosta shouted from the back of the room:

“Mr. President, will you call on the enemy of the people,” CNN Reporter Jim Acosta called at the end of Trump’s speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV

POLITICS (@politics) June 29, 2018

“Mr. President, will you stop calling us the enemy of the people, sir? Will you call on the enemy of the people, sir? Mr. President, will you call on the enemy of the people, sir?”

The question drew no response from Trump.

“Really a failure, on multiple levels,” Body tweeted about Acosta’s performance.

Really a shame, on multiple levels. Jim Acosta’s self-serving antics give all the good journalists a bad name. https://t.co/TarlLVZ3RZ

— Steve Body (@SteveKrak) June 29, 2018

He remained in a following tweet: “one day, journalists were able to honor the memory of fellow reporters tragically murdered by a deranged person with a vendetta to go back years, Acosta is trying to shift the blame to Trump,” wrote Body.

One day, journalists were able to honor the memory of fellow reporters tragically murdered by a deranged person with a vendetta to go back years, Acosta is trying to shift the blame to Trump, so validation of many Americans’ feelings about the Acela Media (which existed before the Trumpet).

— Steve Body (@SteveKrak) June 29, 2018

After the White House event, Acosta tweeted about his own performance: “I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people. He did not respond,” Acosta wrote.

I tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people. He did not respond.

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 29, 2018

He added: “We also had a few people shushed is in the audience. Of course we are not going to be shushed.”

We also had a few people shushed is in the audience. Of course we are not going to be shushed. https://t.co/ZbSYaTVYti

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 29, 2018

Acosta is no stranger to controversy. Earlier in the week, the reporter drew cries of “Go home!,” and “Fake news, Jim!” on a Trumpet rally in South Carolina.

A rallygoer, identified as Maria Rojas, personally confronted Acosta, tell him that he doesn’t respect the country.

“I respect the United States, yes I do,” Acosta told the woman in the videos that are posted by a reporter from the Associated Press.

Sunday on @ReliableSources: My in-depth interview with @Acosta

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 29, 2018

Everyone more opportunity to get their thoughts on Acosta can tune in Sunday to CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program, where host Brian Stelter is scheduled for an interview with CNN colleague Jim Acosta.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this story.

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