CNN anchor Jim Acosta set the internet abuzz after dubbing former president Donald Trump “the Mussolini of Mar-a-Lago.”
During a segment on CNN Newsroom, Acosta looked into what would have happened if Trump had gotten away with the attempted coup on Jan 6 and blasted Republicans for trying to block any investigation into the deadly attack.
Acosta went on to say that Trump’s coup attempt failed and credited former vice-president Mike Pence for it.
“Fortunately, it did not happen. Mike Pence did not go along. Trump failed. The Mussolini of Mar-A-Lago can seize and another breadstick from the buffet down to this club, but he can’t seize our elections, at least not yet.
His comments were celebrated across social media. Check some of the reactions below:
— ✨TINA✨ (@TeeNelsonn) January 25, 2022
Jim Acosta described TFG perfectly! "The Mussolini of Mar-A-Lago" 😂#Bravo! 🔥🔥🔥
— Magdalena⚘ (@SONOMO) January 25, 2022
Jim Acosta referred to him today as The Mussolini of Mar-a-Lago.
We feel we'd be remiss if we didn't tweet about that.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) January 25, 2022
“The Mussolini of Mar-Largo”
-Jim Acosta #HoldOn
— Nikol Rae🎶✨💋🤎 (@valleylove40) January 25, 2022
Jeezas Cryse Jim @Acosta!
Throw roses on my casket!
I am DECEASED!
The Mussolini of Mara-Largo takes the gold medal!
— Y•S•A•N•N•E (@YsanneBueno) January 25, 2022
“The Mussolini at Mar-a-Lago” seizing breadsticks really sums up TFG well!!
Jim Acosta, well done.
— SharpSassyHeels, Esq. (@SharpSassyheels) January 25, 2022
— Jann Canaday (@janncanaday) January 25, 2022
.@Acosta has a new show and he’s already spitting 🔥:
“The Mussolini of Mar-a-Lago can seize another breadstick at the buffet down at his club, but he can’t seize our elections” pic.twitter.com/1Wn1HIl5nZ
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) January 25, 2022
“The Mussolini of Mar A Lago.” Jim Acosta continues to bring the heat. https://t.co/48IiZmeMO0
— Abbi Pfizer 3, Covid 0 (@AbbiSeattle) January 25, 2022