CNN Journalist's Media Pass Suspended After Heated Trump Press Conference
U.S. President Donald Trump has long had a tumultuous relationship with the so-called 'fake news media' and it doesn't look as though it will improve anytime soon.
Speaking at a press conference following the midterm elections, Trump seemed determined to control the questions of reporters with ferocity.
If it wasn't already clear that Trump despises television network CNN, it was blatantly obvious in his exchange with reporter Jim Acosta.
Since the heated debate at the press conference, Acosta has had his press pass suspended until further notice.
The White House says he's lost his pass because he touched a female intern as she tired to take a microphone back from him.
Acosta responded quickly to Sander's tweets, denying any wrongdoing.
The incident refereed to in Sanders' tweets started when Acosta asked Trump about his statement regarding a caravan of central american migrants travelling towards the US border being an "invasion".
The White House then later tweeted out a video in a further attempt to justify the banning of CNN journalist Acosta.
However, the footage appeared to be doctored with one section appearing to be sped up to make the incident look more dramatic than it was.
Before Acosta could even ask his question Trump said, "Here we go... okay let's go, let's go, come on. "
Acosta asked Trump if he though he'd demonised migrants by labelling their coming to America as an "invasion".
"I consider it an invasion, you and I have a difference of opinion," Trump said.
Acosta pushed Trump on this.
"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and if you did it well your ratings would be much better," Trump said.
When Acoasta persisted, Trump told him no less than six times "that's enough".
“That’s enough, put down the mic,” Trump demanded as a White House aide attempted to snatch the microphone from Acosta's hands.
“I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” Trump continued.
“When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people.”
Yamiche Alcindor from PBS News Hour also copped a little backlash from Trump after she asked him about his nationalist rhetoric and if his party supported white nationalists.
"I don't know why you'd say that. That is such a racist question,"Trump said.
"Why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African Americans? Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African Americans? Why do I have my highest poll numbers? That's such a racist question," he continued.
"I know you have it written down and you are going to tell me. Let me tell you that is a racist question ... to say that what you said is so insulting to me. It's a very terrible thing that you said."
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