Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump calls reporter 'rude, bad person' at press conference following midterm elections

Trump calls reporter 'rude, bad person' at press conference following midterm elections

President Trump's post-midterms press conference took a heated turn on Wednesday, after CNN journalist Jim Acosta attempted to ask a follow-up question about special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

He told yet another reporter he's "not a fan of yours, either".

"In Jim's defense, I've traveled with him, he's a hard-working, diligent reporter", Alexander told the president.

Mr. Acosta kept questioning the president about his midterm campaign ad that showed migrants scaling fences and barriers to illegal cross an global border on their way to America.

Acosta pressed him on why he called the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the US border an invasion.

Several television networks pulled the ad after airing it or declined to air it at all.

CNN has been one of Mr. Trump's biggest targets for complaints about fake news. I think you should let me run the country.

That didn't stop Acosta from talking but Trump moved on, calling on NBC's Peter Alexander. You and I disagree on this, ' Trump said.

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When Acosta tried to ask another question, Trump said forcefully, "That's enough".

"I had one other question if I may ask on the Russian Federation investigation", Acosta pleaded. "That's enough. Put down the mic", Trump said.

"You are a very rude person", Trump continued.

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

Trump moved on to another reporter, but Acosta stood up again and began asking Trump another question.

Acosta repeatedly presses Sanders in her rare briefings to clarify quotes and policy from the president.

He then went on to lecture Acosta.

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