White House Revokes Press Pass Of CNN's Jim Acosta

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After asking President Donald Trump four questions during a press conference on November 7, Acosta refused to give up the mic to let other reporters ask questions. She called the behavior "absolutely unacceptable". CNN released a statement calling the president "dangerous", claiming that he "does not respect a free press".

The decision followed a heated exchange between Acosta and President Donald Trump, in which - during a line of questioning - an intern attempted to take the journalist's microphone away.

When Acosta tried to ask further questions, Trump became angry, demanding that the reporter sit down and give up the microphone.

Acosta held onto it, and raised his arm to stop the aide from taking it, in the process making contact with her.

"I´ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them".

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

The 90-minute news conference featured tetchy exchanges between the president and several correspondents, as Trump's turbulent relationship with some media outlets was illustrated once again.

It's a group of migrants moving toward the border, ' Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, said.

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According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Acosta's access was revoked as the result of an incident that took place during Trump's post-midterms press conference Wednesday afternoon. "It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question".

The end result: The White House chose to revoke Acosta's press clearance.

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

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During the 90-minute news conference, Trump snapped at Acosta after he asked why the president had called the Central American migrant caravan "an invasion" and "demonized immigrants". Acosta brought up the Trump ad that his network and others, including Fox News, refused to air as racist; it tied an illegal immigrant murderer to the caravan and warned of a Democratic takeover.

Acosta tweeted that Sanders' statement that he put his hands on the aide was "a lie".

Acosta wasn't the only reporter with whom the president sparred.

Other social media users are sharing one of Mr Trump's tweets from 2013 where he criticises the "intimidation of its reporters".

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