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White House revokes CNN reporter's press pass after clash with Trump

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Melinda Barton | 09 November, 2018, 05:01

One wrote: "Sarah Sanders caught uploading InfoWars doctored video from her official gov account because the White House had an intern attack Jim Acosta to trump up false charges is peak Banana Republicanism - Sue her @CNN".

In response, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders distributed a video which she claims shows Acosta pushing a female White House intern as she attempts to take the microphone from Acosta.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them", Trump said. Trump told him "that's enough", called the investigation a "hoax", and then told Acosta he was a "rude, awful person" who treats people "horribly".

POTUS tried to move on to the next reporter's question, but Acosta held onto the microphone, as an aide attempted to take it from him. The way you treat other people is awful. "If you did it well, your ratings would be much better".

Sanders used a 15 second video clip that appeared to have been significantly manipulated to prove her accusation. As I told the officer, I don't blame him. "We stand by our statement". And to be totally honest, I don't think that sitting here saying "back and to the left" gets us anywhere.

Ivanka Trump introduces her father President Donald Trump during the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons annual meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Because of Acosta's combative exchange with President Donald Trump at his post-midterms press conference. The Trump administration ended up taking away Acosta's access to the White House. "Its deceptive, risky and unethical", said association president Whitney Shefte.

Acosta, in a statement, denied Sanders' statement and said he and CNN "won't back down" after the ban. "Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists". "That's such a racist question".

Alcindor pressed on: "There are some people who say the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric". "When you are holding something and you snatch this from me, this is now an extension of me and that means you've battered me, you've assaulted me". "It's a very awful thing you said to me". After months at odds with President Trump, Sessions resigned on Wednesday, clearly writing that he was only doing so at Trump's request. He called reporters rude, hostile, unfair.