Jonathan Karl Says Events Have ‘Vindicated Jim Acosta,’ After Criticizing ‘Embarrassing’ Clashes With Trump in His Book

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl addressed his criticism of fellow White House press corps member Jim Acosta in an interview with Mediaite out Thursday.

Speaking with Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin for The Interview podcast, Karl offered praise for Acosta when asked about criticism leveled at the CNN reporter in his book published earlier this year. Karl wrote that Acosta was “playing into the explicit Trump strategy of portraying the press as the opposition party,” in his book Front Row at the Trump Show

The ABC News reporter — who, as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association defended Acosta from the administration’s attempt to revoke his press pass — described in his book a particularly
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