Published: Thu, November 08, 2018

Trump clashes with CNN reporter

Trump clashes with CNN reporter

CNN's Jim Acosta was repeatedly admonished by Trump as a rude person who should not be working for the network, and he was accused of treating White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and others in a terrible manner.

But not satisfied with his response, Acosta attempted to ask another question about the investigation into Trump's alleged links with Russian Federation.

One video that is circulating widely appears to have doctored Mr Acosta's movements.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision to revoke Acosta's pass hours after the event, claiming it was because Acosta was inappropriately "placing his hands" on a woman who was taking back a microphone.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr. Acosta's actions toward the woman were unacceptable, justifying the revocation by sharing a video of the moment.

Acosta was stopped by the Secret Service from entering the White House at about 7 pm.

The President laid into Acosta during a heated exchange with the reporter, later banning him from the White House.

Acosta then attempted to ask a follow-up question, only to be told by the president, "That's enough".

After a testy exchange with Acosta over his policies on immigration, President Donald Trump accused Accosta of being a "very rude person", adding that "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". "You have a president that does not live in a fact-based world a lot of the time and his tone was so aggressive, but you also have people in the press core that are constantly aching to make the headlines and to get those soundbites". "You and I have a difference of opinion", he said. Waving his finger, Trump berated him.

It's a group of migrants moving toward the border, ' Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, said.

Mashable has reached out to the White House for comment on the allegations surrounding the video Sanders shared.

In video from the event, the journalist is seen attempting to ask a follow-up question but is repeatedly shut down by the U.S. leader, who says "that's enough" five times.

"They can play that game, but we can play it better", he said. You are a rude bad person you shouldn't be working for CNN.

"I think you should let me run the country. All I can say at that point is that I was trying to do my job".

CNN released a statement calling the president "dangerous", claiming that he "does not respect a free press".

Acosta, however, disputed the account and called it a "lie".

"They are not only unsafe, they are disturbingly un-American".

"The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship", the group said.

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