'That's enough, ' Trump said pointing at Acosta, who kept trying to talk.
Trump called Acosta a "rude, bad person" and an "enemy of the people" at Wednesday's post-election question-and-answer session with reporters.
Acosta was banned from the White House until further notice on Wednesday, much to the dismay of many celebrities. "When you report Fake News, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".
The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of a CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the U.S. president branded the journalist an "enemy of the people". Sarah Silverman wondered. "He lies about them on the daily and is never held accountable".
This video is real in the sense that it has not obviously been altered, but it does not capture President Obama's rejecting a reporter for asking a question he didn't like. She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened. "We stand by our statement", Sanders said in a statement. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN said. Sanders tweeted out a video of the incident.
When Trump moved on to NBC's Peter Alexander, the reporter defended Acosta, calling the president's description of him "unfair". "That's not the way you're supposed to be running a press operation", he said. "Distract, make Jim Acosta the story and you don't have to talk about global warming, taxes for rich people", she added.
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Trump has continued pressing his view that Mueller leads a team staffed by Democrats operating under an illegal mandate. In pushing out his attorney-general, the President cast aside one of his earliest and strongest supporters.
"CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them", Trump told Acosta during the press conference, as the reporter battled to keep a microphone amid attempts by a female intern to retrieve it.
"What you said is so insulting to me", he said.
An activist interrupted President Obama at a White House event celebrating L.G.B.T. Pride Month to demand an end to the deportation of L.G.B.T. immigrants. One noted presidential historian, meanwhile, called the episode a low point in White House press relations.
"We strongly reject the idea that any administration would block a journalist's access to the White House". "The intern reached over Acosta to grab the microphone while he was trying to ask another q and Acosta tried to pull away", Haberman wrote.
"Sources with direct knowledge tell Jonathan Swan that since the earliest days of his presidency, Trump has mused about revoking press credentials for reporters who infuriate him", Axios reports.