Donald Trump Insults CNN Reporter in Heated Press Conference

  • Donald Trump Insults CNN Reporter in Heated Press Conference

Donald Trump Insults CNN Reporter in Heated Press Conference

Trump's dislike of Acosta is well known, and he took it to a new level at a wild news conference Wednesday, calling him "a rude, awful person", whom CNN should be ashamed of employing.

Sanders said the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from his "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern".

Screenshot via CNNProving yet again that President Trump and the media need each other in the way that the Joker needs Batman, an altercation between CNN's Jim Acosta and a White House aide during the president's press conference Wednesday produced a series of absurdities, each more shameful than the one before it.

But not satisfied with his response, Acosta attempted to ask another question about the investigation into Trump's alleged links with Russian Federation.

He also shared video of the incident.

White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

A few hours later, Acosta announced on Twitter that he was denied access to the White House and his "hard pass" had been revoked.

Mr Acosta called Ms Sanders' assertion that he placed his hands on the woman "a lie".

White House staff decide whether journalists are eligible, though the Secret Service determines whether their applications are approved.

Acosta pressed him on why he called the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the US border an invasion. "When the president of the United States calls the press "fake news" and 'the enemy of the American people, ' I think that's when you have to get tough and ask the hard questions".

"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them", he added.

'The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting, ' he said.

"They're actually not, because part of me will say this to everybody, I don't know how long I could be a nice person if I got my face yelled at constantly that I was fake and a liar and a awful person", Goldberg countered. President Trump said, "That's enough".

"What do you make of it?" she asked. Those were reporters working with CNN, NBC, other networks. "Mia Love gave me no love", he said.

"Not you, not you", Trump said, trying to stop the man from speaking. "You are are a rude, awful person".

Acosta later retweeted Sanders' statement with his own comment, "This is a lie".

After the exchange, CNN, through its public relations department's Twitter feed, said Trump's attacks on the press have gone too far. "They are not only risky, they are disturbingly un-American", CNN tweeted after the exchange.

The move followed an incident during President Trump's Wednesday news conference, in which Acosta challenged Trump about his claims regarding immigrants trekking through Mexico to reach the USA border.

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told FOX Business that CNN's Jim Acosta owes the White House staffer an apology for his behavior during President Trump's press conference on Wednesday.