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White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

This altercation and the aftermath are a ideal example of how the Trump administration effectively uses media members' sense of self-importance against them. That is when Acosta made physical contact with the aide and pulled the microphone firmly to his body, pushing down on her arm as she tried to give the mic to another person. As the Joker put it in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight: "I don't wanna kill you. And it's just unfortunate that the White House is saying this", Acosta said.

The White House, meanwhile, said it stands by its decision. His statement, "Pardon me, ma'am", is not included in the video Sanders shared.

Trump says his pass has been suspended "until further notice". He said she was rude for interrupting another reporter, though he did briefly answer one of Ryan's questions.

"We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass".

"Honestly I think you should let me run the country and you can run CNN", he said in the press conference at the White House. The way you treat [White House press secretary] Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] and other people is terrible.

Sanders "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the USA cable network said. In response, CNN called the decision "retaliation" based on "an incident that never happened". "I'm sick of him being the story, I'm sick of talking about Jim Acosta", she said.

CNN's Brian Stelter accused Sanders of tweeting a "distorted" video.

Matt Dornic, a CNN communications executive, tweeted that Sanders' sharing of the video move was "absolutely shameful".

This video is doctored.

He then went on to lecture Acosta. This is shameful propaganda.

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The clip, which first appeared on a far-right conspiracy site, Infowars, shows Acosta making a more aggressive chopping motion toward a White House staffer than was actually the case.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign chief, said on Boston Herald Radio about Democrats feeling emboldened after midterm wins: "We're starting on the wrong foot".

In a statement, CNN called out Trump. President Trump said, "That's enough".

Analysis: The era of total Trump control is overAn election night of firsts: From Colorado's gay and Jewish governor, to Native American and Muslim women heading to Congress ■ Benjamin Netanyahu just lost the us midterms ■ Thank you, America's women. "Is it inappropriate for a journalist to be doing it to a white house aide?"

Looking back at Acosta, who again rose up in his own defence, Trump added: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

Jim Acosta is a joke and CNN should be ashamed of themselves.

Acosta said the White House's account of the incident is "a lie". "It's so sad", Trump said.

Acosta is a thorn in the side of the administration.

"I love our country", Trump told Alcindor. Some press critics say he's a showboat. "In that moment, I thought he was grandstanding".