Published: Fri, November 09, 2018

Trump slams CNN's Jim Acosta in explosive press briefing

Trump slams CNN's Jim Acosta in explosive press briefing

Ms Sanders commented: "As a result of today's incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice". It shows Acosta harshly tugging away the microphone. "You shouldn't be working for CNN".

After two years of being blocked by the White House and the Trump Organisation at every turn, Democrats hope the new year brings a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump's foreign licensing deals, Trump administration ties to lobbyists and special interests, and spending by Trump's charitable foundation.

"This is a test for all of us", Acosta told Cooper later.

Sarah Silverman, host of I Love You, America, also went off.

"Pardon me, ma'am", Acosta quickly said.

CNN and several major journalism advocacy groups denounced the White House's move.

"I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions, and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me", said Trump, who talked for almost 90 minutes despite the run-ins with reporters.

John Legend then called Trump a "f**king embarrassment".

No one is suggesting that Acosta threatened President Donald Trump.


In this March 5, 2018 photo, a man removes the word Trump, off a marquee outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. Acosta pushed the woman's arm down as she tried to take the microphone away from him while he was haranguing the president.

Sanders tried to justify the decision by accusing Acosta on Twitter of placing "his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job". "It's ridiculous for anyone to suggest he did". After taking criticism for the gross mischaracterization of events, Sanders proceeded to tweet a video of the event as evidence of Acosta's "inappropriate behaviour".

Watch video of the full, unedited, exchange at the top of this article. In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied. "Jim Acosta is always the story".

Acosta steadfastly refuted Sanders' accusation, which she made via Tweetstorm, calling it "a lie".

"We urge the White House to immediately reverse this week and misguided action", the WHCA wrote.

The video shared by Sanders appeared edited to make the moment seem more violent. But it has also highlighted how video content - long seen as an unassailable verification tool for truth and confirmation - has become as vulnerable to political distortion as anything else. "It's deceptive, unsafe and unethical". "Knowingly sharing manipulated images is equally problematic, particularly when the person sharing them is a representative of our countrys highest office with vast influence over public opinion".

"I've just been denied access to the WH".

The president complained that the media did not cover the humming economy and was responsible for much of the country's divided politics. It was covered by every major outlet in the USA and beyond. Conservatives, like Ben Shapiro and Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller, called out the White House's lame excuse for the suspension. You and I disagree on this, ' Trump said.

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