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Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 16, 2018

Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 16, 2018

During a White House press conference on Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta asked Trump whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, to which Trump said that he wanted the USA to draw immigrants from nations around the world.

Acosta in a series of tweets said it was a deliberate attempt to stop him from asking the president questions. "I have never encountered that before".

The president was welcoming Prime Minister Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan to the Oval Office and after brief remarks, Acosta asked the president "did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway?" and Trump responded "I want them to come in from everywhere".

Acosta said that, a short time later, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley screamed at him when he tried to ask questions of Trump in the Roosevelt Room.

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An aide said, "Thank you Jim", as Trump pointed and said, "Out".

Trump had a one-word response to Acosta.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday kicked a CNN reporter out of the Oval Office for quizzing him over the recent "sh**hole countries" controversy. Last week, Huckabee Sanders mocked Acosta to his face during a daily press briefing, saying the reporter's numbers "would be higher" if President Trump watched CNN.

Trump allegedly suggested that the United States would be better of with Norwegian immigrants than Haitian and African immigrants, per a Washington Post report.