CNN’s Acosta Writing Book About His “Frightening” Experience Covering White House
CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is set to release a book in June detailing his “sometimes frightening” experience covering the Trump Administration.
His book, titled, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America” will detail Acosta’s time covering the first two years of the White House.
“Simply put, I am writing this book to share what I’ve experienced covering President Trump during his first two years in office,” Acosta said in a statement. “This sobering, bewildering, and sometimes frightening experience has made it absolutely clear that this is a dangerous time to tell the truth in America.”
“The president and his team, not to mention some of his supporters, have attempted to silence the press in ways we have never seen before,” he continued. “As just about everybody has seen, I have witnessed this first hand. As difficult as that challenge may be for the free press in America, we must continue to do our jobs and report the news. The truth is worth the fight.”
CNN notes that Acosta began gathering material for a potential book during the 2016 campaign and signed a deal with HarperCollins in the fall of 2018.