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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


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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