President Trump says more White House reporters could have credentials revoked

President Donald Trump speaks to CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House

Acosta asked the US leader about his claim that Central American migrants walking through Mexico toward the southern USA border were "invading" the country. "You shouldn't treat people that way".

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump unloaded on reporters for asking "stupid questions", their lack of intelligence, and their overall "nasty" behavior.

"I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions, and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me", said Trump, who talked for almost 90 minutes despite the run-ins with reporters. "Put down the mic", Trump snapped.

At Friday's Q&A session, Trump also had sharp words for CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip. You are a rude, bad person.

The post-midterm election news conference marked a new low in the president's relationship with journalists.

It happens just like in the White House's version, but Acosta's hand doesn't seem to linger as long on the woman's arm and the movement appears significantly faster. In her statement announcing Acosta's suspension, she said the White House won't tolerate "a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job". "'CNN is fake news, and to prove it, here's a video from a reputable news source that believes the government is putting plastic liners into juice boxes to turn our sons into gay frogs'". "He did. We stand by our statement", Sanders said. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable.

His latest spat with CNN journalist Jim Acosta, however, has led to the reporter being banned from the White House press room and allegations of a doctored video being distributed by the White House.

"He does this with everybody. She gets publicity and then she gets a pay raise". He's a very unprofessional guy.

"I want it to be a process and I want people to come in. But it could be others also".

The video was allegedly originally made by an employee of Infowars, a far-right conspiracy website, The Guardian reported.

He continued, "When you're in the White House, this is a very sacred place to me".

If by "respect" Trump means the type of questions that are asked and the way they are asked, the White House is on shaky legal footing.

"As visual journalists, we know that manipulating images is manipulating truth", said Whitney Shefte, the association's president.

She also addressed how Trump told her to "sit down" on Wednesday as she attempted to ask questions about voter suppression.

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".



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