"I've just been denied access to the WH".
The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH.
When NBC reporter Peter Alexander took the mic for the next question, he defended Acosta as a "diligent reporter" - earning Trump´s ire.
Sanders accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" and of preventing other reporters from asking questions at the news conference. "This conduct is absolutely unacceptable", she said. Another reporter also asked if Trump was a racist because of support from white nationalists.
"That's enough", the president repeated several times.
The video of the incident contradicts the White House statement.
Acosta responded that Sanders' description of events was "a lie".
"The president is a f-- embarrassment", Legend tweeted. You are not my enemy. In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied.
"(Sanders) provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened.More news: Minister warns of action against Sarkar
"I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN", he added.
"This is great news for Jim Acosta", Stirewalt said.
Whether or not Acosta hit/assaulted/pushed/shoved (whatever you want to call it) remains up for debate amongst media folks.
When the president tried to go to another journalist, Acosta declined to give up the microphone and asked about possible indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller based on the ongoing investigation into Trump's presidential campaign.
'I consider it an invasion.
"It's a different thing", said Trump.
"And if you did it well your ratings would be much better".
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Mr Trump said: "That's enough". Trump hissed at Acosta. "Put down the mic".
'CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them.
"You're a very rude person. You shouldn't be working for CNN".
"The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible. The way you treat other people is disgusting!" "You should not treat people that way". Acosta refused. Trump backed away from his podium and briefly paced the stage.
He asked again at the October 29 press conference, and didn't hold back: "If the president is going to say the fake news media are the enemy of the people and if you're going to stand there and continue to say there are some journalists and news outlets in this country that meet that characterization, shouldn't you have the guts, Sarah, to state which outlets, which journalists are the enemy of the people?".
"They are furious this blue wave was a blue tinkle", Levin said.
These weren't the only reporters to grate on the president at this press conference, though.
He said that until the revocation, Sessions' departure was likely to be the topic of Acosta's and others' reporting this evening. "I've never seen a president do anything like that".
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