Sarah Sanders on Jim Acosta Ban: ‘We Stand by Our Statement’

09 November, 2018, 08:22 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • U.S. President Donald Trump gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta as NBC correspondent Peter Alexander looks on during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC on Nove

After Acosta engaged in a tense exchange with the president at the White House on Wednesday, an intern moved in to take the microphone from him, but he pulled it back while continuing to question the president. "Secret Service just informed me I can not enter the grounds for my 8 pm hit", Acosta tweeted Wednesday evening.

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN", the president said, resulting in the intern attempting to retrieve the microphone. Baker wrote that he believes Trump called on Acosta at the presser because "he wants the confrontation".

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"This is a test for all of us", Acosta told Cooper later.

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The White House announced late Wednesday that it is temporarily suspending press credentials from CNN's Jim Acosta. "I'm sick of him being the story, I'm sick of talking about Jim Acosta", she said.

Mr Trump replied: "I consider it an invasion".

A video of their interaction is available here.

"Mr. President, I have one other question on the Russian Federation investigation".

"Just sit down", Trump said.

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Trump appeared ready to walk out as Acosta clung to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president's views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the United States border.

The "hard pass", which speeds up entry to the White House grounds, was suspended by the Trump administration on Wednesday night "until further notice." Why? "While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it", CNN added. Those were reporters working with CNN, NBC, other networks.

Matt Dornic, a vice-president at CNN, said: "Absolutely shameful, @PressSec".

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

Hours after the verbal sparring, Acosta took to Twitter to reveal that his White House access had been revoked.

"So you're blaming the woman in this situation?" asked Abby, as McCain also countered by sarcastically saying, "So it's the woman's fault for doing her job".

Acosta tweeted that Ms Sanders' statement that he put his hands on the aide was "a lie". "Other presidents did not fear tough questioning".

Knox added "We urge the White House to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action".

"We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass". After taking criticism for the gross mischaracterization of events, Sanders proceeded to tweet a video of the event as evidence of Acosta's "inappropriate behaviour".

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