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WorldWhite House suspends press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta after testy exchange with Trump

06:17  08 november  2018
06:17  08 november  2018 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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The Trump administration has pulled CNN reporter Jim Acosta ' s press credentials after a heated exchange with Trump during a press conference on Wednesday. Acosta found out when the Secret Service blocked his entry. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Acosta ' s credentials

The White House on Wednesday evening suspended CNN reporter Jim Acosta ’ s White House press room pass after a combative exchange with President Trump in which As a result of today’ s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.

The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

At the event, Trump snapped at Acosta after he asked why the president called the Central American migrant caravan “an invasion” and “demonized immigrants.” Following a lengthy and tense verbal back-and-forth, a female White House intern attempted to take the microphone away from Acosta.

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Exchange between White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders & CNN ' s Jim Acosta : "I'm not finished. There's a very big difference between making honest

Acosta held onto it and at one point told the woman, “Pardon me, ma’am.”

White House suspends press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta after testy exchange with Trump © Kevin Lamarque A White House staff member steps in to try to take the microphone away from CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. On Wednesday night, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused Acosta of “placing his hands on a young woman” and said it was on those grounds Acosta’s press pass was being suspended “until further notice.”

“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration," Sanders said in a statement. “We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question.”

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President Trump ' s Senior Advisor Stephen Miller very heated exchange with CNN Reporter Jim Acosta on Trump ' s new Immigration Reform Bill this exchange took place at the White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. on this exchange stephen miller told cnn reporter "that' s the

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said he walked out of Thursday’ s White House press briefing after Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused to say that the press was not “the enemy of the American people” as President Trump has taken to arguing recently.

On Twitter, Acosta responded to Sanders’s statement with, simply: “This is a lie."

After their exchange at the press conference, Trump told Acosta: “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN. ... You’re a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. And the way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”

NBC News reporter Peter Alexander tried to stand up for Acosta, saying he is a “diligent reporter.” Trump responded: “Well, I’m not a big fan of yours, either."

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lindsey Bever contributed to this report.

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