Apparently President Donald Trump only agreed to a short-term measure to reopen the government on Friday to distract Americans from other news that CNN has deemed more important.

That’s the weird logic of CNN’s Jim Acosta, who bizarrely argued on Friday that Trump only agreed to open the government to distract Americans from news about Roger Stone.

While appearing on CNN’s “Right Now,” Acosta told host Brianna Keilar that the president agreeing to the deal was nothing more than “a bright, shiny object….after the stunning news, the indictment of Roger Stone.”

“The President is expected to announce what is referred to as a way forward out of the shutdown, out of the stalemate over the President’s demand for a wall for the border of Mexico,” Keilar said just before Trump spoke.

After reading a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the announcement, Acosta said that “it seems like the cat is out of the bag.”

“The question is whether or not at this hour, Brianna, that — is that bright, shiny object potentially light at the end of the tunnel in terms of this government shutdown? Are we finally going to see an end to the government shutdown?” Acosta began.

He added: “I think a lot of that is going hinge on what the President says, as we’ve seen so often before….It sounds like there’s movement on Capitol Hill, movement at the White House, and those pictures we saw this morning of the ground stop at — over at La Guardia, all of the chaos that potentially could be unfolding for travelers across the country if the shutdown continues, that has to be weighing heavily on this White House as well.”

He then fretted over the idea that Trump agreeing to reopen the government would get in the way of CNN’s favorite story, which is Russia, Russia, and even more Russia.

Around 6 a.m. on Friday morning, nearly three dozen FBI and SWAT members surrounded Stones home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and arrested the former Trump aide.

Stone was charged with seven counts of lying to Congress, witness intimidation, and obstruction.

The only news crew president on the scene was CNN, which has raised serious questions about whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team to tip-off the far-left news network that has the most tumultuous relationship with the president.