She remains unidentified, but the young White House aide who was pushed away by CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, is owed an apology. The president had ended his question time, and her job was to take the microphone. Mr. Acosta refused, she grabbed the mic, and he touched her to pull it away as he pushed her. In a professional setting, in the Barometer’s simple world, folks do not treat others this way. That the aide was female allows her a #metoo moment because physical contact was a disgraceful and infantile.
Mr. Trump and Mr. Acosta and their issues aside, someone should have stepped up and stepped in to preserve the dignity of this young woman. She deserved better. She showed great restraint in adhering to professionalism in circumstances that would have given her license to give Acosta a Barbara Stanwyck slap across the chops.