Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

The White House has suspended the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta following today's testy press conference clash with President Donald Trump.

The artist's scathing tweet came as Trump clashed with the CNN White House reporter during a news conference following the midterm elections.

A White House intern eventually grabbed the microphone away from Acosta. Go ahead. You are a very rude person, the way that you treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders is terrible.

The president complained that the media did not cover the humming economy and was responsible for much of the country's divided politics.

It was at this point the female staff member attempted to take the microphone from Mr Acosta. "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is terrible".

In a statement, CNN called out Trump. "They are not only unsafe, they are disturbingly un-American", the network said, voicing its support for Acosta and "journalists everywhere".

President Trump gave a news conference on Wednesday following the midterm elections.

"This president's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists..." Alcindor pressed on. "There are some people who say the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric". Trump interrupted her, calling it a racist question.

"To say that as you said that to me is so insulting". She said that "on the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist. To be honest. You aren't the best", he said.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday strongly pushed back against claims he has made racist remarks, as alleged by his former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Then, to push this into full constitutional crisis mode, Trump asked Jeff Sessions to resign (aka fired him) as Attorney General.

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