Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn’t altered

Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn’t altered

The heated exchange began after Acosta clung to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president's repeated and angry denunciation of a caravan of poor Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the U.S. border. "You shouldn't be working for CNN", Trump said.

"I saw someone who I think was very very frustrated and very very angry that I was bringing up the fact that some people think he was emboldening white nationalists", Alcindor said on "Hardball With Chris Matthews" on Wednesday.

Trump also accused Acosta of treating Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a way that was "awful".

Trump's unprecedented threat poses a serious challenge to the White House press corps and the association that represents them.

Looking back at Mr Acosta, who again rose up in his own defense, Mr Trump added: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

When NBC reporter Peter Alexander took the mic for the next question, he defended Acosta as a "diligent reporter" - earning Trump's ire.

"That's enough. That's enough ... You have to treat the presidency with respect". You are a rude, bad person. CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. "You're a very rude person".

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The White House cited CNN's Jim Acosta "placing his hands on a young woman" as the reason for pulling his credentials, referring to an intern who was trying to take a microphone away from him as he persisted in trying to ask a question of President Donald Trump.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, shared the video on Twitter on Wednesday night, saying: "We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass".

Sanders tweeted an edited video of a C-SPAN recording which, she wrote, clearly documents the inappropriate behavior.

"Number one, there was no physical contact that was anything bothersome".

During a morning media availability, a reporter asked Trump how long he was going to leave CNN reporter Jim Acosta in the "penalty box". "Jim Acosta has our full support". But then he said, "I don't hold him for that because it wasn't overly, you know, horrible". "But when he starts giving his opinion and using that podium as the place to do it, it's wrong", Fleischer said. He called the White House accusations "a lie". "I can not defend Jim Acosta", Fleischer added.

CNN Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnership Matt Dornic said it was "absolutely shameful" that Sanders had released a "doctored" video. Every time a member of the media behaves like Acosta, they're not only damaging the media's credibility; they're playing into Trump's hands.

Phillip and Ryan are two of a small number of African American women who cover the White House. It looks to me like he was trying to fend her off and got a little carried away trying to block her arm in the heat of an already heated moment.

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