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Jim Acosta: 'F*ck You' ... Then BLOCKED

Journalist Jim Acosta arrives for the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner at The Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Photo by Cheriss May/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Right around midnight Friday morning, Jim Acosta sent someone a profane message, and then blocked him. The CNN reporter later apologized, but the damage was done.

“F*ck you,” Acosta sent Twitter user Justin in a private message.

https://twitter.com/justincap_/status/1053130150102134785

The Daily Caller’s Peter J. Hasson confirmed that it was a real message.

Acosta seemed to have responded to a tweet mocking his criticisms of the Trump campaign.

“Tonight the Trump campaign/WH turned up the music so loud the press risers were vibrating. Nearly impossible to do live TV,” Acosta tweeted. “I suppose the WH loves those kinds of shenanigans. But I wonder if it’s a security concern for USSS or local law enforcement. They can’t hear either.”

To this, Justin responded, “Dear Diary…”

https://twitter.com/justincap_/status/1053113587080851456

After sending the profane message, Acosta proceeded to block Justin.

https://twitter.com/justincap_/status/1053142370370363392

Boris Epshteyn, a former communications staffer for Trump, denounced Acosta, saying, “This is a very sad way for a member of the WH Press Corp to behave.”

A few hours later, Acosta apologized. “Hey buddy I thought you were an old friend from the campaign days. I’m so sorry. Hope I didn’t offend you. Have a good night and take care,” he tweeted.

There has been no word as to whether or not Acosta has stopped blocking Justin.

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