CNN Reporter Jim Acosta Berated By Donald Trump & Suspended From White House

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 8, 2018

Wednesday at a press conference about the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump blew up at CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

Sanders said the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from his "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern".

It was at this point the female staff member attempted to take the microphone from Mr Acosta.

CNN released a statement via Twitter, as did The White House Correspondents' Association.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders cited Acosta's brief confrontation with a White House press aide during Trump's new conference as the reason for suspending his press pass "until further notice".

He also posted a tweet saying he was stopped by the Secret Service from entering White House grounds.

Mr Trump made several references in his news conference to how he feels mistreated by the press.

President Trump's midterm campaigning focused strongly on a "caravan" of migrants heading through Central America towards the U.S. He claimed it constitutes an imminent invasion and sent thousands of active-duty troops to the southern border with Mexico.

Trump responded: "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". The way you treat [White House press secretary] Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] and other people is awful. You are a rude awful person.

Waving his finger, Mr Trump berated him.

"What I saw was a battery, not by Jim Acosta, but by the young White House aide", she said.

The White House sought to brush aside suggestions it is stifling a free press.

"It's such a hostile media", Trump said after ordering April Ryan, of the American Urban Radio Networks, to sit down when she tried to ask him a question. You are rude, awful person. "Mia Love gave me no love", he said.

While Donald Trump had seemed to accept defeat, putting a call through to congratulate Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, his demeanour unravelled in a press conference.

His organization "absolutely" would support such an effort, he said, and suggested a larger framing might be wise - one that includes the Trump Justice Department's efforts, now before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to undo the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which is CNN's parent company.

'That's enough, ' Trump said pointing at Acosta, who kept trying to talk.

"They are not only unsafe, they are disturbingly un-American", CNN said through its Twitter feed.

"They can play that game, but we can play better because we have a thing called the United States Senate, and a lot of questionable things were done between leaks of classified information and many other elements that should not have taken place", Trump said during the almost 90-minute session with reporters in the White House East Room. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history. "I never thought that in this country I wouldn't be able to cover the president of the United States just for asking a question", he said.

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