TRUMP kicked out LATINO reporter Jim Acosta from the White House!
Trump attacks CNN, NBC reporters at news conference: ‘You are a rude, terrible person’.
See their heated video exchange below.
In a stunning break with protocol, the White House said Wednesday night that it’s suspending CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard pass “until further notice.”
The move came just hours after Acosta drew the ire of President Trump and his allies by asking multiple questions at a post-midterms news conference. Trump insulted Acosta and called him a “terrible” person.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced in a statement that Acosta would be stripped of what’s known as a “hard pass,” which gives him access to the White House grounds.
Around the same time, Acosta was stopped at the White House’s Pennsylvania Avenue gate where reporters usually enter. He was heading back to the White House for a live shot on “Anderson Cooper 360.”
CNN NEWS has yet to respond. We’re awaiting their announcement…
Jim Acosta’s Twitter feed:
I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
“When you report fake news, which CNN does, a lot, you are the enemy of the people,” Trump said, turning back to Alexander.
The press conference lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
On social media, a number of people thanked Acosta for trying to hold the president accountable for his words and deeds.
CNN said the revocation: “was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today’s press conference. In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied.
She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened. This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. Jim Acosta has our full support.”