Trump appeared ready to walk out as Acosta clung to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president's views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the U.S. border.
President Donald Trump grew angry with several reporters at his press conference following Tuesday's midterms elections, at one point telling CNN's Jim Acosta he was a "rude, bad person" and the network should be ashamed to employ him.
The edited video looks authentic: Acosta appeared to swiftly chop down on the arm of an aide as he held onto a microphone while questioning President Donald Trump.
"The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it is an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this administration".
"The White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice", said White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders hours later, referring to Acosta, who then tweeted that he had been denied White House entry.More news: CMHC Predicts Market 'Moderation' Over Next Two Years
In a news conference on Wednesday, Acosta was trying to challenge Trump over the president's scare-mongering about the so-called "caravan" of migrants making their way through Mexico.
Trump told Acosta to sit down and demanded someone take away his microphone.
"I don't know why you would say that", President Trump responded.
Trump said the way Acosta treats Sanders is "horrible".
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Albright said videos like this pose an even greater risk of perpetuating misinformation than completely faked news videos, because they contain a grain of truth and will likely be given the assumption of accuracy. Trump interrupted her, calling it a racist question. "You and I have a difference of opinion", he said. "Why doesn't CNN and all journalists who check and verify everything they report sue trump for slander?"
Trump made several references in his news conference to how he feels mistreated by the press.
Trump clearly does not agree.
He was later turned away at the White House press centre by secret service officers. Following one of many fiery exchanges with the Trump administration, Acosta railed against Trump in 2017 and called him "a purveyor of fake news".
The White House, meanwhile, said it stands by its decision.
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