White House yanks pass of CNN correspondent

09 November, 2018, 04:31 | Author: Sheila Harris
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The battle between President Donald Trump's White House and CNN's Jim Acosta became incendiary Wednesday. When the female aide came over and tried to take the mic, Acosta blocked her arm with his in an aggressive manner.

Acosta questioned him about his rhetoric on immigration during the campaign and his deployment of troops to the USA border with Mexico purportedly to stop a so-called "caravan" of migrants.

The day after America´s midterm elections, USA president lost his cool as he laid into the CNN star, the latest in a long history of testy exchanges between the pair, after the reporter (Acosta) shunned Trump´s orders to give up the microphone during a presser.

She called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable". "While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it'". "Contrary to CNN's assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the president's support for a free press than the event he held today".

Analysis by news website Storyful said the video Ms Sanders shared "halts" and then repeats several frames in order to exaggerate Acosta's movements. CNN stood by him, writing in a statement that Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened". Finally, in reaction to Acosta's credentials being yanked, CNN declared that such a decision was a "threat to our democracy".

Tinting the video red and playing it over a transparent version of the original showed, Mr Shimunov said, the clip had been "sped up to make Jim Acosta's motion look like a chop".

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While Donald Trump had seemed to accept defeat, putting a call through to congratulate Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, his demeanour unravelled in a press conference.

The White House Correspondents' Association released a statement Wednesday saying it "strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use U.S. Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship".

Acosta confirmed the news on Twitter and published a video of a secret service officer removing his press pass. Go ahead. You're a very rude person the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is frightful and the way you treat other people are disgusting.

"Mr. President, I have one other question on the Russian Federation investigation". It was obviously a question he didn't like. You and I disagree on this, ' Trump said. Who invited him? I haven't gotten a response from the White House yet.

"You and I have a difference of opinion", Trump said.

"I was seated next to ⁦Acosta⁩ at today's press conference and did not witness him "placing his hands" on the young intern, as the White House alleges", Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason wrote on Twitter. "I think I handled myself professionally".



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