CNN sues Trump amid row over reporter Jim Acosta

A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions US President Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday's midterm US congressional elections at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. (Reuter

CNN's Jim Acosta denied entry to White House

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump unloaded on reporters for asking "stupid questions", their lack of intelligence, and their overall "nasty" behavior.

Moreover, it did not accurately portray what happened - it appears to show Acosta's arm moving in a downward motion towards the intern's faster than it actually did.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who posted a video recording of this incident on Twitter, accused Acosta of "placing his hands" on the intern and described his conduct as "unacceptable".

"This is that White House intern who tried to grab the mic from Jim- no, you can not just take my pencil". While Trump initially responded when Acosta asked about denuclearization, he refused to comment when Acosta pressed him on slain college student Otto Warmbier. The news outlet was under fire for a series of reports on the alleged Trump-Russia ties.

On Wednesday, Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. But LoMonte said there's little doubt that Trump is trying to delegitimize media coverage that doesn't mesh with his administration's preferred political narrative. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Sanders simply replied, "Not today, Jim".

"The same thing with April Ryan", Trump said.

Acosta's antics were unprecedented at a presidential news conference.

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"Mr. Trump is not likely to temper his rhetoric", it concludes.

After the event documented by the video, the White House officially removed Acosta's White House pass, stopping him from entering any future White House press events. "She doesn't know what the hell she is doing". The midterm elections last week saw Donald Trump lose considerrable ground in the White House, forfeiting the House of Representatives. The global Committee to Protect Journalists did the same and called on the administration to restore his credentials. He represents all Americans, whether the media likes it or not. More than 333,000 people have signed the petition. But that's not what was done by the White House. Furthermore, during his press conferences, the president has a right to tell a reporter that his turn is up and that he is moving on to another person.

"It's a bad look for working beat reporters to abandon their reporting role and jump into the arena", he said.

In a statement, the White House Correspondents Association said it "strongly supports" the suit. In a statement, the network labeled the decision to suspend Acosta's accreditation as "a threat to our democracy".

In previous administrations, real journalists explored the truth from an objective viewpoint, with no political agenda. Acosta sat down then stood up and interrupted another reporter. "They gave a close-up view".

Liberals, too, have played the other side of the field for their political advantage.

"Courage isn't taking 'a question from CNN, ' Jim".

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