Published: Wed, November 07, 2018

Donald Trump Viciously Attacks CNN Reporter Jim Acosta

Donald Trump Viciously Attacks CNN Reporter Jim Acosta

Acosta continued to question the President about his rhetoric surrounding a migrant caravan that is travelling on foot to the United States. He then refused to give up the microphone.

"That's enough", he repeated and ordered Acosta to put down the mic. "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them. you're a very rude person".

He said: "That's enough". "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is frightful". And the way you treat other people is terrible.

'The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible, ' he said.

NBC's Peter Alexander, the next reporter chosen to ask a question, defended his beleaguered colleague.

He also shushed April Ryan, a prominent black reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, who stood up without being called on and challenged Mr. Trump to explain his rhetorical tone. But Trump doubled down on his message: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

Acosta repeatedly presses Sanders in her rare briefings to clarify quotes and policy from the president. But the press confrontation Wednesday was the hottest.

Finally, Trump snapped at Acosta.

"Honestly? I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN. They didn't come from Hollywood".

After some more back and forth, Acosta noted that the caravan is still hundreds of miles away from the US. "You shouldn't be working for CNN". "And if you did it well your ratings would be much better".

He then went on to lecture Acosta.

"I had one other question if I may ask on the Russian Federation investigation", Acosta pleaded.

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