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White House bans CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a confrontation with Donald Trump during presser

You are a terrible person, Trump hits out at CNN reporter before banning his White House entry

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The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta.The ban comes after Acosta and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.

It all started on Wednesday, after Jim Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. And Acosta is also being accused of assaulting the internee who tried to take mike from his hand.

The conversation which occurred during the press conference was watched by millions all across the globe.

On the question Trump replied: “No, I want them to come into the country. But they have to come in legally”.

Acosta persisted, saying: “They are hundreds of miles away. That is not an invasion”.
At that point, the president cracked, “Honestly, I think you should let me run the country. You run CNN, and if you did it well, your ratings would be higher”.

As the reporter tried to continue, to which Trump declared: “That’s enough, put down the mic” and walked away from his own podium, as if leaving.

Waving his finger, Trump, criticized him. “I’ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN”, said POUTS.

When NBC reporter Peter Alexander took the mic for the next question, he tried to defend Jim Acosta as a “diligent reporter”, was enough to trigger Trump’s ire.

“I’m not a fan of yours either. To be honest. You aren’t the best”, he said.
Looking back at Acosta, who again rose up in his own defense, Trump added: “When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people”.

In a statement CNN presented with its response, saying, “this president’s ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far”.

And there is a massive response to this development on social media as well:


https://twitter.com/NickJFuentes/status/1060536722163937280


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the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.