CNN's Inauguration headquarters atop the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building in Washington, D.C. at 101 Constitution Avenue.
It was the most amazing dust-up between an incoming president and a member of the press that I can ever remember. So I was amused this past weekend to see that CNN had what is arguably THE best location in Washington, D.C. from which to cover today's inauguration. For you who may have missed it, I dug it up from an article that appeared in the Washington Post dated January 11:
TRUMP: As far as BuzzFeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, I think they're going to suffer the consequences. They already are. And as far as CNN going out of their way to build it up — and by the way, we just found out [as] I was coming down ... it was a different Michael Cohen they were talking about. All night long, it's Michael Cohen. I said I want to see your passport. He brings his passport to my office. I say, hey, wait a minute. He didn't leave the country. He wasn't out of the country. They had Michael Cohen of the Trump Organization was in Prague. It turned out to be a different Michael Cohen. It's a disgrace what took place. It's a disgrace, and I think they out to apologize, to start with, [to] Michael Cohen.
ACOSTA: Sir, since you're attacking us, can you give us a question?
TRUMP: (To another reporter) Go ahead.
ACOSTA: Since you're ...
ACOSTA: Mr. President-elect ...
TRUMP: No. Go ahead. Go ahead.
ACOSTA: Mr. President-elect, since you are attacking our news organization ...
TRUMP: No, not you. Not you.
ACOSTA: ... can you give us a chance?
TRUMP: Your organization is terrible. Your organization is terrible.
ACOSTA: You are attacking our news organization. Can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?
TRUMP: Go ahead.
ACOSTA: Sir ...
TRUMP: Quiet. Quiet.
ACOSTA: Mr. President-elect, can you say categorically ...
TRUMP: Go ahead. She's asking a question. Don't be rude.
ACOSTA: Mr. President-elect, can you give us a question? You're attacking us. Can you give us a question.
TRUMP: Don't. Be. Rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. I'm not going to give you a question. You are fake news.
Acosta's final remark was that Trump's refusal to call on him was "not appropriate." Afterward, incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reportedly told Acosta that he was not appropriate.
UPDATE: Just got back from cycling into D.C. One visitor from out of town asked me if it's always this quiet during an Inauguration. Unbelievable! I was expecting the Deplorables to be out dancing in the streets rejoicing. Instead, it looked and felt like a wake. I especially enjoyed the guy on a bike in front of me on Four Mile Run heading out of town with a Hillary bumper sticker on his rear fender. :-) REMEMBER: WE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TOMORROW!