Did White House share doctored video of incident involving CNN reporter?

President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections

"I don't think he's a smart person but he has a loud voice", President Trump told reporters in a testy 20-plus-minute exchange before he left for Paris and a World War I commemoration ceremony.

The White House Press Office, reportedly under the direction of President Trump, revoked the press pass of CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Wednesday, after he pressed the president for answers during a rare yet off-the-rails press conference.

And they come just days after Trump's post-election press conference in which he attacked PBS News Hour's Yamiche Alcindor, another woman reporter of color, calling her perfectly reasonable question about Trump and white nationalists "racist".

"I think Jim Acosta's a very unprofessional man", Trump said on Nov.9, the Daily Caller reported.

The sparring started after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern US border.

While speaking to reporters on Friday, Trump called Acosta "very unprofessional" and decried the way he treated Sanders during press briefings. "CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you work for them", he said.

Video used by White House officials to justify revoking the credentials of a CNN reporter was altered before it was shared with the public, an analysis of the video by social media verification service Storyful reveals. "She's the White House press secretary".

"First of all, thank you for being kind enough to understand that those words are awful for a sitting United States President versus someone who's been covering presidents from before him and will probably after he leaves" Ryan said. "You rudely interrupted him", Trump told her, referring to another reporter.

"The same thing with April Ryan", Trump said. "Put down the mic", Trump snapped.

Trump said he hadn't made a decision when asked by a reporter how long Acosta would remain in the "penalty box". "Ask tough questions, avoid making statements or arguing during a press event and report the news, don't become the news".

"I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser", Trump said about Ryan. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing.

"I saw someone who I think was very very frustrated and very very angry that I was bringing up the fact that some people think he was emboldening white nationalists", Alcindor said on "Hardball With Chris Matthews" on Wednesday. "The way you treat other people is frightful!"

Olivier Knox, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said his organization's board met Thursday with Sanders and White House communications director Bill Shine for what it expected to be a series of conversations about Acosta's status.

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