CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump. “I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH,” Acosta tweeted Wednesday night. “Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Acosta’s tweet in a statement, claiming the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from his “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” She called the behavior “absolutely unacceptable.” The CNN reporter, during a news conference at the White House earlier Wednesday, got into a heated debate with Trump after he asked the president about the migrant caravan. Trump told Acosta to let him do his job. “Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN,” the president said. The reporter tried to ask him another question before a female White House aide walked over to him. Trump then told him, “That’s enough!” Acosta continued to try to talk as the intern was seen trying to take the microphone from his hand. She grabbed the microphone but Acosta wouldn’t give it up and there was brief contact between the two. Sanders in a statement — which Acosta later labeled “a lie” — said that “President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern..” “Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not being supportive of a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of an hour and a half — including several from the reporter in question,” Sanders said. “The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it is an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration,” she added.
If you’ve not seen the video in question, watch it. Jim Acosta is an obnoxious, self-serving, elitist, grandstanding tool. When he questions the President, it’s really all about him. And, the way he acted toward the young female intern who was just trying to do her job, shows how arrogant he is. What a nauseating tool… And, for CNN to stand up for that prick, tells you everything you need to know about CNN. It is what it is; agenda-driven fake news. And they wonder why their ratings are in the toilet… And for all of these liberal reporters and news organizations to wring their hands about the 1st Amendment, and the rights of the media? Really? Gimme a break.. Just you’re in the media doesn’t mean you have a right to question the president. He gets to choose who asks him questions, and who is allowed at White House press events. That’s always the way its been. And, President Trump is notorious for marathon question and answer sessions with the press. So, their whining is more fake news and bs. Kudos to Fox News’ Chris Wallace for calling what Jim did “shameful.” Exactly.. For more, click on the text above.