Friday, 16 November, 2018

Donald Trump Set Up CNN's Jim Acosta and Staged Confrontation, Congressman Says

Trump blows up at Jim Acosta Mark Wilson | Getty Images
Pablo Mccormick | 08 November, 2018, 22:01

Trump's dislike of Acosta is well known, and he took it to a new level at a wild news conference Wednesday, calling him "a rude, awful person", whom CNN should be ashamed of employing.

Fox News has not yet confirmed whether or not the video is actually doctored, or simply zooms in on the incident.

The White House Correspondents' Association is denouncing the decision to bar Acosta, calling it unacceptable and disproportionate to the purported offence.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been accused of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's interaction with a White House intern that resulted in the reporter's press pass being revoked.

Jim Acosta tweeted, describing Sanders' allegation as a lie.

Acosta has frequently clashed with Sanders during the White House's irregular news briefings and with Trump in televised news conferences.

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The decision comes after a tense standoff between Acosta and President Donald Trump during a press conference on Wednesday. As the reporter persisted, the member of staff tried to take the microphone from him.

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.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them", the President said.

Earlier this year, Acosta made headlines when he asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if she agreed with Trump's view of the press that they were the "enemy of the people".

"I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions, and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me", Trump said.

Waving his finger, Mr Trump berated him.

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Acosta shot back at the accusation of misconduct, tweeting "this is a lie" - as his network and a number of Washington journalists who had been at the press conference voiced support for him and denied the White House allegations that he touched the intern. He added, "I didn't put my hands on her or touch her, as the White House is alleging".

Shortly after the incident, CNN released a statement describing Trump's "ongoing attacks on the press" as "dangerous" and "un-American".

At that point, a White House intern tried to physically take the microphone from Acosta, who wrestled them for it. 'Excuse me ma'am, ' he said to her. "Mia Love gave me no love", he said.

"They are not only unsafe, they are disturbingly un-American", the network said, voicing its support for Acosta and "journalists everywhere". Acosta rudely rebuffed the poor woman, moving the mic away from her as if they were playing high stakes keep-away.

"They are not only risky, they are disturbingly un-American", CNN said through its Twitter feed. "I never thought that in this country I wouldn't be able to cover the president of the United States just for asking a question", he said.

Sanders said Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.

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