Trump doubles down on Acosta, slams Mueller question

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The White House suspended CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass on Wednesday night, hours after Acosta pressed Trump at a press conference.

In a video, Acosta tweeted, "I am in front of the White House".

During a rant on Friday about CNN reporter Jim Acosta, President Donald Trump turned to another reporter, April Ryan.

Mr Trump appeared ready to walk out as Acosta clung to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president's views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the USA border.

Acosta, whose confrontations often focus on immigration, prolonged their exchange by asking a series of questions about the caravan and President Trump's approach to immigrants. "I don't think he's a smart person but he has a loud voice", Mr Trump told reporters in a testy 20-plus-minute exchange before he left for Paris and a First World War commemoration ceremony. Later, via Twitter, she said that she has interviewed white nationalists who say they are more excited by Trump than they have been about other presidents.

"It's ironic, Jim", she said, "that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric, when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country".

People on social media are shedding light on the important work by black female reporters after the president called journalist April Ryan a "loser" and insulted a string of other black women this week.

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White House suspends CNN's Jim Acosta
The president then moved to address the next questioner, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta . The White House is suspending the credentials of a CNN journalist hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump .

Acosta's credentials were revoked on Thursday after a tense press conference on Wednesday, in which Trump dodged questions and lashed out at several journalists.

O'Reilly said Acosta interjected an accusatory tone and his own opinions in questioning the president in an attempt to make the president look bad. White House staffers decide whether journalists are eligible, though the Secret Service determines whether their applications are approved. Then Trump, visibly angry, forcefully pointed at Acosta and demanded, "That's enough, that's enough". Trump responded: "Well, I'm not a big fan of yours, either". But then he said, "I don't hold him for that because it wasn't overly, you know, horrible".

It's clearly the right move, but there's no way Trump would punish his press secretary for smearing a reporter.

Acosta, on Twitter, denied Sanders' comment and said he and CNN "won't back down" after the ban.

And so the White House - there's a level of decorum that needs to happen in that room; he's not following it. You shouldn't be working for CNN ... Trump deemed it a "stupid question". "What a stupid question and I watch you a lot and you ask a lot of stupid questions".

An aide attempted to grab the microphone from Acosta, who nevertheless trued to shout out one last question. "What they fail to realize is it's not about me, and I'm going to continue to do my job and that's what they don't like".

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