Trump threatens to revoke more reporters' press credentials

President Donald Trump speaks to CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference at the White House on Nov. 7 2018 in Washington

President Donald Trump speaks to CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference at the White House on Nov. 7 2018 in Washington

"You are a rude bad person, you should not be working for CNN", Trump said, further baselessly accusing him of reporting "fake news" and calling him an "enemy of the people".

That's a good description of Wednesday's testy encounter between CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta and President Trump, which started with Acosta challenging the president's claim that the refugee migrant march toward the United States border amounted to a unsafe "invasion". We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.

CNN called the White House's description of the incident a lie.

Acosta, who also had a testy exchange with Trump during the same news conference, came to Ryan's defense on Twitter.

The New York Times editorialized in favor of restoring Acosta's pass, saying it signaled Trump's view that asking hard questions disqualifies reporters from attending briefings.

"You have to treat the White House with respect, you have to treat the presidency with respect", Trump said, claiming the late Republican president, Ronald Reagan, would have acted similarly.

President Donald Trump instructed journalists Friday to show more respect in the "sacred" White House and moments later angrily refused to answer a reporter's question because it was "stupid". "You've got to treat the White House and the presidency with respect".

The president also chided journalist April Ryan of American Urban Radio network, calling her "a loser".

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Yet even in the undoctored video, Acosta can be seen trying to pushing away the intern's arm as she tried to reach for the microphone after the president clearly said, "That's enough" to Acosta.

"It could be others also", he said.

"I'm not a big fan of yours, either", Trump replied. "You ask a lot of stupid questions", he said, shaking a finger at the journalist, then walking away. The White House announced later that Acosta's credentials had been revoked. "And the way you treat other people is terrible".

"That's such a racist question", Trump responded.

After Acosta asked about the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, Trump tried to turn to Alexander, but Acosta continued to ask questions.

Question for @PressSec: Where'd you obtain the distorted @Acosta video you posted? As the Society of Professional Journalists warns, "injecting oneself into the story or creating news events for coverage is not objective reporting, and it ultimately calls into question the ability of a journalist to be independent, which can damage credibility".

Acosta has served as a White House correspondent for CNN since 2013 when he covered the Obama administration.

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