Days after having his press pass revoked following a controversial incident with a White House intern, CNN reporter Jim Acosta is now “back in business” after agreeing to meet with a local Mennonite pastor.
“I figured joining one of the historic peace churches wouldn’t hurt,” said Acosta, who was dropped off at the White House in a horse-and-buggy. “After studying the Sermon on the Mount with Pastor Johan, I now believe I have the self-control to “turn the other microphone,” as the Lord commands.”
Beyond pacifism, Acosta says he’s also been learning other things from the Mennonites.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past couple days hauling manure at the Hochstetter farm,” said Acosta. “I think this activity has prepared me more than anything else to be a CNN White House correspondent.”
Donald Trump says he’s happy to see a “new and improved Jim Acosta” back in the White House.
“It’s tremendous, just tremendous,” said Trump. “I can assure Mr. Acosta that I will carefully consider his questions and answer with the same frankness and respect that I always have.”
According to sources, the new press pass was printed off this afternoon on the old dot matrix printer in the basement of Mennonite church over there in Intercourse.
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