Trump slams CNN's Jim Acosta in explosive press briefing

Elias Hubbard
November 8, 2018

"I do think, Anderson, that this is a test for all of us", Acosta said. "Secret Service just informed me I can not enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit".

On Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta addressed the White House revoking his press pass.

She continued: "This conduct is absolutely unacceptable".

"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.

During the press conference, several other reporters were the target of Trump's hostility.

"This is a lie", Acosta tweeted back at Sanders. Trump has called the move an "invasion", although the group is nowhere near the United States border. We are all on the same team.

Republican Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also took to twitter to inform the public on the situation.

Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the USA cable network said. Some frames look to be sped up and others slowed down to make Acosta's physical actions seem far more aggressive than they were in reality - as can be seen in numerous videos captured by the news outlets in the room.

CNN has backed its reporter and said Trump's attacks on the press have gone too far.

Sanders confirmed Acosta's claim and the White House Correspondents' Association - of which Fox News is a member - quickly released its own statement condemning the decision to revoke Acosta's credential. He added, "I didn't put my hands on her or touch her, as the White House is alleging".

"Because I consider it an invasion", Trump replied. "You and I have a difference of opinion". "But they have to come in legally".

"They can play that game, but we can play it better", he said.

Miller reacted angrily, calling it "one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant and foolish thing you have ever said". In reality, she reached into his personal space repeatedly to grab his microphone, which he held onto as he tried to get President Donald Trump to answer his question.

"That's enough. That's enough", Trump said. To Jim Acosta, as he tried to explain the migrant caravan to the president: 'Thank you for telling me that, I appreciate it.'11.

Mr Trump responded by saying "I think you should let me run the country, and you run CNN. You are a rude, bad person, you shouldn't be working for CNN". "You shouldn't be working for CNN". Acosta refused. Trump backed away from his podium and briefly paced the stage.

Trump also accused Acosta of treating Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a way that was "awful". "And the way you treat other people is disgusting". "You shouldn't treat people like that".

Critics said that video - which sped up the movement of Acosta's arms in a way that dramatically changed the journalist's response - was deceptively edited to score political points.

The post-midterm election news conference marked a new low in the president's relationship with journalists. "I am sick and exhausted of these media types trying to hijack these press conferences".

"Watching it yesterday, I was frustrated", Huntsman said.

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