White House suspends pass of CNN's Acosta

Clay Curtis
November 13, 2018

Acosta's White House press credential was suspended after the encounter with Trump on Wednesday after the White House claimed that the reporter "laid hands" on a White House intern who was trying to grab the microphone away.

"I'm not a big fan of yours, either", Trump replied.

He also lashed out at April Ryan, a CNN commentator who doubles as a White House reporter with a network of black radio stations.

The White House News Photographers Association decried the sharing of the footage. "And never surprising", CNN said in a statement, reports Variety.

CNN released its own statement about reporter, Phillip stating that she did not "ask a "stupid" question today at the White House".

The comments, the latest outbursts in Trump's long history of hostility towards the press, have drawn criticism from civil liberties groups.

Wednesday's press conference was the first President Donald Trump held after a hard-fought midterms battle in which he harped on the dangers posed by a migrant caravan approaching from Central America.

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"This is that White House intern who tried to grab the mic from Jim- no, you can not just take my pencil". "It's a very bad thing you said to me".

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, senior White House communications advisor Mercedes Schlapp insisted that the intern was "shaken up" and "intimidated" by Acosta and added "what we are seeing is bad behavior that can not be tolerated". But that would make them look like they're at war with the president, just as he always says they are.

Ms Sanders shared the video on Twitter, saying: "We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass".

But Storyful, a social media intelligence agency that specialises in video, say its analysis shows the clip "contains extra frames that do not appear in the C-SPAN broadcast of the event". "Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offence and is unacceptable". "You shouldn't be working for CNN", he said.

Waving his finger, Mr Trump berated him. She said on the network that the three presidents she covered prior to Trump may not have liked every question she asked, but understood why she did so.

Mar 5, 2018. Earlier this year, Acosta complained that Sanders didn't give him enough opportunities to ask questions. CNN, she said, was irresponsible to suggest the president was to blame for a pipe bomb sent to the outlet in October.

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