During the annual White House Easter Egg Roll event on Monday, a young boy photobombed CNN in the middle of a live segment.
While CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was reporting on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to North Korea, a youngster can be seen behind him mouthing what appears to be the words “fake news.”
Since their is no audio from the child, it isn’t certain exactly what he was trying to say to the camera. The boy can also be seen throwing up an “X” sign with his arms.
It’s unknown whether the boy’s actions were inspired from President Trump’s labeling of CNN as fake news — but the news organization has struggled to shake the association ever since Trump made the network his No. 1 enemy.
Also of note is that Acosta and Trump have had a continual feud.
During his first press conference in January, Trump and Acosta engaged in a bit of a row, with Trump telling Acosta “your organization is terrible.”
Acosta was attempting to defend his news organization from attack, but he kept interrupting other reporters, prompting Trump to silence him.
Finally, when the president had enough, he said, “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”
“Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate,” Acosta replied before allowing someone else to speak.
At a February press conference, Trump once again lashed out at Acosta.
The president declared he would be changing his label for CNN from “fake news” to “very fake news.”
“Real news, Mr. President, real news,” Acosta said.
Trump responded by saying, “The public gets it, you know. Look, when I go to rallies, they turn around, they start screaming at CNN. They want to throw their placards at CNN. You know.”