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Journo group slams White House suspension of CNN reporter

Journo group slams White House suspension of CNN reporter

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country. You shouldn't be working for CNN", Trump said. Acosta attempted to ask another question, which further enraged the president. "I'm not concerned about anything with the Russian Federation investigation because it's a hoax". "CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you work for them", he said.

Stirewalt said that either way, the episode hurts the political discourse as the Acosta-Trump feud overshadowed "a bunch of good questions" from reporters like Fox News' John Roberts and CBS News' Major Garrett. "You should not be working for CNN". "You're a very rude person, the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible, and the way you treat other people are awful, you shouldn't treat people that way".

"It was quite a chaotic and extraordinary news conference and when you cut away all the other stuff, there was a clear message coming from the president. You shouldn't treat people that way". He called the White House accusations "a lie". Contrary to CNN's assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President's support for a free press than the event he held today. As I told the officer, I don't blame him.

"Those are some of the people who decided for their own reason not to embrace - whether it's me or what we stand for", Trump told reporters.

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When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, "That's enough!" and a female White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.

Journalists may use a range of approaches to carry out their jobs and the WHCA does not police the tone or frequency of the questions its members ask of powerful senior government officials, including the President. After delivering prepared remarks, he fielded questions from reporters for almost 90 minutes on Wednesday, asserting the results marked a win for the GOP, defending his impact, and expressing eagerness to work on bipartisan legislation with House Democrats. He covered the 2008 presidential race and frequently appeared on Ballot Bowl. When he went to the White House for "one last live shot", he said a security officer prevented him from passing through an entrance that he has used for the past five years. Everyone is on Acosta's side in this latest fight, from fellow journalists, to prominent politicians.

It all kicked off with CNN's Jim Acosta who first asked Trump a question on migration and pointed out Trump's campaign had an ad of migrants climbing a wall. He's dogged and determined and a credit to his profession.