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CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘returning to the scene of the crime’ in DC this week

CNN anchor Jim Acosta grilled Marc Lotter of the America First Policy Institute about the think tank’s decision to host former President Trump in Washington, D.C., this week, comparing it to Trump “returning to the scene of the crime.” “Marc I have to ask you, why invite Trump back to Washington after he tried to…

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“Marc After his failed coup attempt on January 6, why did you invite Trump back to Washington?” On the weekend, Acosta invited Lotter to appear on his show.

Lotter countered, “Well, he’s still the leader of the America First movement.” It’s the biggest name in the business. Many of the policies that helped him win the presidency were the result of his innovative thinking. And when you consider the current state of affairs in the United States, you realize that a lot of people are yearning for that sort of leadership.

It’s as if he’s going back to the place where the crime was committed. He was the one who encouraged a revolt. Why bring him to Washington, DC? Lotter was challenged by Acosta.

As the former president, he has now left. After his January 20th departure from office, “whatever happens next is entirely up to the voters and the president and any others who may be getting into the race,” Lotter said.

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On Tuesday, Trump will make his first public appearance in the nation’s capital since leaving office when he delivers a keynote address at the America First Agenda Summit.

The special House committee looking into the riot of January 6, 2021, has spent the last few weeks laying out evidence that President Trump incited the mob and did nothing to protect members of Congress from the violence. As a result of the events of January 6, Trump has been accused of criminal wrongdoing by some of his detractors.

During the Trump administration, Acosta was CNN’s lead White House correspondent. Since Trump’s exit from office, he has hosted a weekend show in which he has been highly critical of the former president.

After a heated exchange with Trump in 2018, Acosta had his press credentials temporarily revoked and has since written a book detailing his time reporting from Trump’s White House.

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