Trump clashes with CNN reporter

Trump clashes with CNN reporter

The White House is suspending the credentials of a CNN journalist hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump.

Acosta also tweeted that he had been denied entrance to the White House, where he was scheduled to film a spot for CNN, a network Trump has repeatedly targeted as "fake news".

Sanders' tweet of the edited video, in which she said the White House would "not tolerate the inappropriate behaviour clearly documented in this video", has at least 20,000 retweets and more than 2 million views.

But it's not his vigorous questioning that has seen Acosta's White House press pass suspended.

The president's mood turned sour Wednesday after reporters pressed him on why he referred to a migrant caravan making its way to the USA on foot through Mexico as an "invasion". In between the two questions, Trump attempted to move on, but Acosta refused.

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

Hostin tried to move the conversation forward by saying it was "despicable" for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to implicitly try and frame Acosta for assault, though the discussion continued to gravitate around his conduct as a journalist. Trump announced the news on Twitter, writing: "We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States". "As I told the officer, I don't blame him". You and I disagree on this, ' Trump said. "You are are a rude, bad person".

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At a combative, lengthy news conference Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated himself for achieving what he termed a "tremendous success" in the previous day's midterm elections.

On August 2, Acosta got into a fiery seven-minute exchange with White House adviser Stephen Miller over the benefits of an immigration policy that favours high-skilled workers and English speakers. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question ...

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

"They are not only unsafe, they are disturbingly un-American", CNN said through its Twitter feed.

"Journalists may use a range of approaches to carry out their jobs and the WHCA does not police the tone or frequency of the questions its members ask of powerful senior government officials, including the President", WHCA president Olivier Knox said.

Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the U.S. cable network said.

Trump asked him to sit down multiple times but Acosta kept speaking.

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