Trump insults more reporters; claims Acosta video wasn't altered

Angelo Anderson
November 10, 2018

President Trump unloaded on CNN's senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta Friday morning; calling the reporter totally "unprofessional" and demanding he treat the office of the presidency with "respect".

Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a clearly-doctored video to falsely accuse CNN reporter Jim Acosta of "inappropriate behavior" and "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern".

Jimmy Kimmel is weighing in on the ongoing feud between the White House and CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

The White House Correspondents Association also condemned the action to revoke Acosta's credentials.

Acosta began his series of questions by saying he wanted to "challenge" Trump on his decision to call the latest Central American migrant caravan traveling to the USA up through Mexico an "invasion". Acosta was trying to ask the president a question when Trump moved on to the next journalist and an intern tried to take away the microphone from Acosta, who continued talking.

"There's been efforts to silence me in the briefing room, there have been efforts to discredit me", she said.

Sanders said the White House will "stand by our statement" that Acosta made contact with the White House aide.

He then turned his attention to National Urban Radio's April Ryan - whom he repeatedly ordered to "sit down" at Wednesday's contentious press conference.

Trump called Acosta a "rude, awful person" and an "enemy of the people" at Wednesday's post-election question-and-answer session with reporters.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told "Fox and Friends" on November 8 "The reporter from NBC was already standing, getting ready to ask his question, and she was just doing her job, which was to reclaim the microphone that belongs to the federal government". "She doesn't know what the hell she is doing". In fact, she asked the most pertinent question of the day. "You're a very rude person", added Trump.

Trump didn't like the question, but reporters from competing networks defended Phillip's inquiry.

Despite losing his White House pass, Acosta is expected to travel to Paris this weekend to cover Trump's trip to meet with world leaders.

Acosta and CNN responded by refuting the claim that he placed his hands on the staffer, using photo evidence as proof. He gets paid to do that.

Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the USA cable network said. "That's not doctoring", Trump said, also telling the press, "Nobody manipulated it, give me a break". "That's not doctoring", Trump later said.

"I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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