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President Trump Holds Post-2018 Midterm Election Press Conference

President Trump Holds Post-2018 Midterm Election Press Conference

But as Acosta pressed on and Alexander stood there, Trump turned back to the CNN reporter.

"Pardon me, ma'am", Acosta said.

"Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either", Trump said, as some people in the audience laughed.

Finally, Trump snapped at Acosta. "You run CNN. And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better", Trump said.

"You shouldn't treat people that way", Trump says.

Though Trump tried to shut down Acosta's attempts at a follow-up - "That's enough", he said repeatedly, walking away from the microphone several times - Acosta did get in a second question about potential upcoming indictments in the Russian Federation investigation.

Donald Trump went for the jugular Wednesday. calling a CNN reporter unfit for his job and a "terrible person". and it didn't end there. You shouldn't be working for CNN.

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'CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them.

Trump then asked Acosta to put down the microphone before briefly stepping away from the podium.

"You're a very rude person". The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting, and the way you treat other people is awful. You are a rude bad person.

Acosta kept asking and the president, who held the presser to tout Republican wins in Tuesday's election, had enough and told him to sit down. He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters - especially CNN's Jim Acosta.

"When you report fake are an enemy of the people", he said. It's such a hostile media.

"I'll tell you what", he added.

'The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is frightful, ' he said.