CNN reporter loses White House access

Acosta and Trump have sparred numerous times, with neither man hiding their contempt for each other.

The video comes after Sanders went on a Twitter thread detailing why the White House was revoking Acosta's press pass, who has been a frequent target of criticism from President Donald Trump prior to yesterday's interaction.

She called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable". It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question", she said on "Trish Regan Primetime.

His exchanges with CNN's Acosta and another reporter for the NBC network turned bitterly personal, unusual even for the adversarial nature of presidential press conferences.

In a heated moment during U.S. President Donald Trump's post-election press conference, the president attacked CNN journalist Jim Acosta for asking about recent comments the former made about illegal immigration, as well as a controversial campaign video - the president's closing message during the campaign.

Acosta has frequently clashed with Sanders during the White House's irregular news briefings and with Trump in televised news conferences.

Acosta held onto it, and raised his arm to stop the aide from taking it, in the process making contact with her.

"CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you work for them", he said. You are rude, bad person.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, shared the video on Twitter on Wednesday night, saying: "We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass".

'I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN, ' he snapped.

The White House has twice defended the video, but did not address claims that it got the video from InfoWars.

During the event, the president refused to answer Acosta's questions about indictments in the Russian Federation investigation, saying, "I'm not concerned about anything with the Russian Federation investigation, because it's a hoax".

"We have a lot of problems - excuse me - but to say that what you said is so insulting to me".

Acosta was stopped by the Secret Service from entering the White House at about 7 pm.

Acosta asked Trump why the caravan of migrants was emphasized as an issue in the just-concluded midterm races. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN added.

Mr Acosta called Ms Sanders' assertion that he placed his hands on the woman "a lie". Trump became frustrated with Acosta's antics.

"We urge the White House to immediately reverse this week and misguided action", the WHCA wrote.

Other social media users are sharing one of Mr Trump's tweets from 2013 where he criticises the "intimidation of its reporters".

  • Rogelio Becker