“It was sort of a sad and pathetic sight,” Acosta told Fintech Zoom’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. “I’ve never seen him this alone the entire time he was at the level of presidential politics.”
“Essentially what we saw was the undoing of the Trump presidency,” Acosta said of Trump‘s final days. “What we saw the President build over the course of four or five years out on the campaign trail and over at the White House just sort of of unraveled at the end.”
Acosta expects Trump won’t be able to remain silent for long.
“I think it is temporary,” he told Stelter. The populist political forces that sent Trump to the White House “have the potential to come back in the days to come. I do think Trump is going to lead at least a fringe movement in this country.”
Trump likes to compare himself to Grover Cleveland, who remains the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. But Grover Cleveland was more popular than Trump when he won his second term, Acosta noted.
“Trump isn’t going to be able to do that right now,” he predicted.
Acosta had a combative relationship with the Trump White House that at one point took away his credentials — a decision that Fintech Zoom successfully sued to overturn in court.
Although Trump is out of office, Acosta still calls him “lord of the lies” and believes he should not be ignored.
“While he’s still licking his wounds down in Mar-a-Lago, he poses a threat to this country,” Acosta said.