CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said reporters must change the way they have traditionally done their jobs in order to effectively cover President Trump.
In an interview Tuesday on radio host Hugh Hewitt's show, Acosta defended his often confrontational approach to questioning White House officials.
"I think, you know, this is a different kind of president, Hugh," Acosta said. "We’re going to have a different kind of playbook when it comes to covering the president. That means at times, you know, I bring a little attitude to what I do on a daily basis."
He said that he often attempts to "throw them off their talking points" and said his audience would conclude he is a fair reporter.
In Trump's first year in office, the president has targeted CNN at large and Acosta in particular for spreading what Trump calls "fake news."
At the White House press briefing on Monday, Acosta clashed with top Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders over a series of recent negative reports about the president that were retracted or amended when more information came to light.
"I think if you look at my coverage on a daily basis, if you look at the coverage at CNN on a daily basis, it is very fair, but it is also, it is very tough," Acosta said on Hewitt's show. "And it is because, in part, we have a president that we’re covering these days who is very tough on us."