White House Revokes Press Pass Of CNN's Jim Acosta

Evarado Alatorre
Noviembre 8, 2018

A visibly angry Trump said "that's enough!" and a White House intern unsuccessfully tried to take the microphone from the CNN journalist.

In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable" and said his White House press pass would be suspended "until further notice".

That's when the staffer attempted to take Acosta's microphone away, and Acosta said "pardon me, ma'am", while he continued to try to ask his question.

A White House staff member was directed to take a mic out of Acosta's hands; he certainly didn't readily give it up but he was polite, and he came into physical contact with her only for a brief moment as he moved his arm to shield the mic.

In her statement announcing the revocation of Mr. Acosta's access to the White House, Mrs. Sanders had said President Trump will "never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern".

Acosta pressed him on why he called the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the USA border an invasion.

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN", the president said, resulting in the intern attempting to retrieve the microphone.

Trump's dislike of Acosta is well known, and he took it to a new level at a wild news conference Wednesday, calling him "a rude, bad person", whom CNN should be ashamed of employing. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible, and the way you treat other people is disgusting.

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CNN have released a statement on the incident and have included their full support for the reporter.

"This president's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far".

In his first appearance since Americans went to the polls to deliver their verdict on his presidency, Mr Trump was in a combative mood - batting away suggestions that it had been a disappointing night for his administration.

And James asked how the media can deal with a President that will lie to them.

She added, "President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history". Following one of many fiery exchanges with the Trump administration, Acosta railed against Trump in 2017 and called him "a purveyor of fake news".

"This is great news for Jim Acosta", Stirewalt said.

Earlier, Acosta had tweeted that he was denied entrance to the White House. Trump became frustrated with Acosta's antics.

"The reason why Jim Acosta has been denied his White House pass is that he asked the President hard questions". Acosta brought up the Trump ad that his network and others, including Fox News, refused to air as racist; it tied an illegal immigrant murderer to the caravan and warned of a Democratic takeover. You run CNN. And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better.'12.

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