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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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White House suspends press pass of CNN ’ s Jim Acosta after his testy exchange with Trump . The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, hours after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference.

WASHINGTON – The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, hours after President Donald Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference.

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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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

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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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WASHINGTON --- The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after President Donald Trump took issue with Acosta held onto it and at one point told the woman, "Pardon me, ma'am." On Wednesday night, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

NEW YORK—The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and U.S. President Donald Trump He said, “I can do something fantastic, and they make it look not good.” His exchanges with CNN ’ s Acosta and NBC News ’ Peter Alexander

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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