Weekend ReadsCNN journalist Jim Acosta denied entry to White House after spat with Trump

19:22  08 november  2018
19:22  08 november  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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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. Home US News . CNN 's Acosta denied entry to White House following aggressive Trump press-conference.

President Donald Trump 's ongoing feud with CNN journalist Jim Acosta boiled over on Wednesday, with Trump calling Acosta "a rude, terrible person" as Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House . He added in another tweet that he didn't

CNN journalist Jim Acosta denied entry to White House after spat with Trump © EPA/ERIK S. LESSER CNN reporter Jim Acosta (L) holds onto a microphone from an aide during a press conference with US President Donald J. Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 07 November 2018.

CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been denied entrance into the White House for "placing hands on a young woman" trying to take away his microphone while asking U.S. President a question, the same day Trump said he was "rude" and a "terrible person."

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Acosta posted a video on his Twitter account of a U.S. secret service agent taking away his credentials to enter the White House.

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Trump to CNN reporter: 'You are a very rude person' As Jim Acosta attempted to ask follow-up questions, a White House staffer attempted to pull the microphone away from him. Trump — while rebuking Acosta and complaining about CNN's negative coverage of him, a frequent target of his ire at rallies and on social media — said the Mueller investigation was a "hoax." "I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them," Trump said to Acosta. The press conference following the midterm elections was packed with reporters, some of whom talked over each other to grab the president's attention. "Such a hostile media," Trump said. "It's so sad.

Jim Acosta of CNN refused several times to sit down or to return a microphone to a White House intern who sought to retrieve it on Wednesday Coming the day after Mr. Trump ’s party suffered significant losses in Tuesday’s midterm elections, the action sent a signal to other journalists that the

White House pulls CNN reporter Jim Acosta 's pass after contentious news conference. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced in a statement that Acosta would be stripped of "Go ahead," Trump said to Alexander. The NBC journalist then spoke up in Acosta 's defense: "I've

"The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH," Acosta wrote. "As I told the officer, I don't blame him. He is just doing his job."

In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Acosta's refusal to give up a microphone to a young staffer who tried to take it away Wednesday at a press conference with Trump is the reason his access has been denied.

Reporters slam White House decision to bar CNN's Acosta

Reporters slam White House decision to bar CNN's Acosta Reporters from many news organizations have expressed support for CNN's Jim Acosta after the White House revoked his press pass. This Week's Circulars require(["c.deferred"], function () { require({ js: '//api.circularhub.com/msn/module.loader.min.js' }); }); The "hard pass," which speeds up entry to the White House grounds, was suspended by the Trump administration on Wednesday night "until further notice." Why? Because of Acosta's combative exchange with President Donald Trump at his post-midterms press conference. It is unclear whether Acosta will be turned away again on Thursday.

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was denied entry to the White House on Wednesday following a Also Read: Trump Trashes CNN 's Jim Acosta to His Face: 'You Are a Rude, Terrible Person' A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere.”

Jim Acosta ’s Wednesday went from bad to worse after the CNN correspondent fought with US President Donald Trump in front of the world's media, was accused of assaulting an intern, and then lost The US Secret Service just asked Jim Acosta for his press credential to enter the White House .

"[The White House will] 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," Sanders said. “As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice."

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The incident in question happened as the staffer repeatedly attempted to take away Acosta's microphone while Acosta was trying to ask Trump a question.

Right before, Trump said, “I think you should let me run the country, and you run CNN. And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better.”

After, Trump said, "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person, you shouldn't be working for CNN."

CNN later issued a statement that said Trump has "gone too far."

White House-Acosta feud is talk of town

White House-Acosta feud is talk of town White House-Acosta feud is talk of town

The White House said late Wednesday it has revoked press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta , following a combative back and forth between Acosta and President Donald Trump at a press conference earlier in the day.

The battle between President Donald Trump ’s White House and CNN ’s Jim Acosta became incendiary Wednesday. After a contentious exchange between Trump and Acosta at a press conferene Wednesday afteroon — one day after the midterm elections — Acosta was prevented

"This President's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far. They are not only dangerous, they are disturbingly un-American," CNN wrote. "A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere."

-- With files from Rebecca Joseph and Katie Dangerfield

The White House is changing its tune on why it yanked Jim Acosta’s press pass.
The White House initially accused Acosta of what amounted to assault. Now, in the face of a lawsuit, it says the pass was revoked because Acosta wouldn't yield the microphone.

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