After tracking down Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on the street, CNN presenter Jim Acosta attempted to play a game of “gotcha” with her.
Undoubtedly, the CNN anchor was hoping to grab some juicy recordings for his tv show, but things didn’t turn out quite the way he had anticipated.
In a video released by Greene, Acosta walks alongside her and inquires as to whether she recalls calling Speaker Pelosi a traitor.
“You know Jim, you have a show, and, in all fairness, you try to present this image of me to your viewers and it’s just really not correct,” she says.
“Well, we’re just trying to get some answers,” Acosta replied.
Acosta then asked MTG if she wanted former president Trump to declare martial law.
“I don’t recall those being my text messages,” Greene said and accused Acosta of lying.
“Why don’t you be honest?” Acosta asked Greene.
“You’re just another one of those liars on television,” she continues. “And people hate it, they hate it. They can’t stand the liars on television.”
The congresswoman then asked Acosta to show her the text messages so they could discuss them. Acosta pulled out his phone and he began reading them but stopped as he came to the quote, “I don’t know on those things.”
Wait, excuse me, stop,” Greene intervened. “‘I don’t know on those things.’ Is that what it says?”
“Why don’t you tell that story?” she asked.
She later denied that the messages were hers.
“You’re lying. You’re a liar. You know why people don’t like you?” Greene asked. “Because you’re a liar. Why do you want to lie on television for your viewers?”
“I’m not trying to lie,” Acosta replied.
“You’re accusing me of something, and then when you read the actual words it tells another story,” she continued. “It tells the truth.”