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Posted: November 07, 2018

White House suspends CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials

CNN Reporter Has Press Credentials Revoked by White House

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. —

The White House says it has suspended the credentials of CNN journalist Jim Acosta.

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The suspension came after President Trump got into a verbal confrontation with the CNN reporter earlier Wednesday after he continued to question the president over the “migrant caravan.” 

Trump grew angry and backed away from the podium as a White House aide tried to get the microphone from Acosta’s hand. 

“CNN shouldn’t have you working for them, you are a rude person,” Trump said. “They should be ashamed.” Trump went on to repeat a charge he has leveled at journalists before, saying, “When you report fake news, you are the enemy of the people.”

Wednesday evening White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement accusing Acosta of “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern,” calling it “absolutely unacceptable.”


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