Donald Trump calls CNN's Jim Acosta 'very unprofessional'

Brenda Watkins
November 10, 2018

In a statement, the network labeled the decision to suspend Acosta's accreditation as "a threat to our democracy".

Not to be forgotten, of course, was Jim Acosta.

As he was heading off to Paris, Trump stopped to talk to reporters and was asked how long Acosta's pass would be revoked.

Ryan responded on Twitter, "I love this country and have the most respect for the Office of the President".

The video was allegedly originally made by an employee of Infowars, a far-right conspiracy website, The Guardian reported.

Acosta's press pass was revoked after he had an exchange with Trump during a press conference on November 7 and refused to surrender his mic to an intern, blocking her with his arm.

TRUMP says of JIM ACOSTA, "I don't think he's a smart person", smears APRIL RYAN as "a loser" and "nasty".

When Acosta challenged the president on his use of the word "invasion" to describe a caravan of mainly Honduran migrants and asylum seekers heading to the U.S. border, Trump launched an attack on the CNN journalist, as an aide tried to physically remove the microphone from Acosta's hands. If there is one thing that Trump knows well, it's how to get ratings, a fact that CBS Chairman Les Moonves once testified to when he said that "it may not be good for America" but Trump is "damn good" at getting viewers. "To be honest. You aren't the best", he said.

"Those words are awful from a sitting United States president, versus someone who has been covering presidents before he came, and probably after he leaves", she said on CNN. You are a rude, bad person.

I don't remember any "without evidence" headlines in the media when Obama was pushing ObamaCare and telling the American people in speech after speech that they would be able to keep their doctors and health insurance, do you? In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied. "And the way you treat other people is disgusting".

"As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion".

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Alexander came to his colleague's defense. "Pardon me ma'am", he said. "He's a diligent reporter who busts his butt like the rest of us". One of those questions during the gaggle, however, he thought was "stupid".

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign chief, said on Boston Herald Radio about Democrats feeling emboldened after midterm wins: "We're starting on the wrong foot". Acosta stood back up and noted the explosive devices that were recently sent to CNN and some of the president's political opponents. "That's just a lie", said Kimmel. "When you report Fake News, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

Trump said "that's enough!" and a White House intern tried in vain to take the microphone from the CNN journalist.

"They are not only risky, they are disturbingly un-American", CNN tweeted after the exchange.

US President Donald Trump isn't new to fights with journalists.

That statement was contradicted by witnesses and video that showed an intern trying to grab a mic from his hand as he pulled it away from her, saying, "Pardon me, ma'am". "Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offense and is unacceptable". Trump's insults "are nothing new".

Trump, she said, doesn't seem to appreciate that.

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration".

"I'll tell you what".

Alcindor moved on to a different topic.

The president on Friday also called Acosta unprofessional and unintelligent. As the Society of Professional Journalists warns, "injecting oneself into the story or creating news events for coverage is not objective reporting, and it ultimately calls into question the ability of a journalist to be independent, which can damage credibility".

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