“What I wanted to do is sort of take the big-picture view on this and say, is this the kind of country we want to hand off to the next generation? Where we’re now comfortable from here on out saying that the press is the enemy of the people,” Acosta said.

“Another administration could come in and do the very same thing to them and say, well, Donald Trump did it. Guess what, we’re going to do it to you guys, too,” Acosta said.

Cooper agreed, saying “when the shoe’s on the other foot–will they like that?”