Trump insults reporters, claims video of CNN's Jim Acosta wasn't altered

Posted November 11, 2018

Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, was harsher when he blasted Acosta as a "disgrace" and said the White House should revoke his press credentials.

As for Acosta, CNN sent him to Paris to cover Trump's visit to France to make the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The trip follows Tuesday's mid-term elections, which ended with Democrats taking power in the House of Representatives and Republicans keeping the majority in the Senate.

Unprompted, Trump brought up Ryan, a CNN political analyst and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks.

If that sounded like something Sanders might say to her child, you're probably right. She gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise, or she gets a contract with, I think CNN. She's very nasty, and she shouldn't be.

Chatelain said Trump's behavior demonstrates his contempt toward people of color and women, even as he continues to denounce many members of the media as "fake news."These reporters really represent three segments of the population that this president has often used to air out his deepest hostilities, and his deepest held racism", Chatelain said. You have to treat the White House with respect, you have to treat the presidency with respect".

Watters eventually went back to the controversy over the video, which multiple experts have said was doctored to make it look like Acosta chopped the intern's hand.

CNN has labelled Sanders' characterisation of Acosta's exchange with the intern as a lie.

"But when Trump denigrates black women, he's sending the message that he doesn't see us equally", she added. The video proved otherwise. "And never surprising", CNN said in a statement, reports Variety. "If you got to know April as I know her, you would love her too". "Jim Acosta has our full support".

CNN has been working behind the scenes on a resolution that would restore Acosta's pass.

The White House Correspondents' Association released a statement Wednesday saying it "strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use U.S. Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship".

A number of prominent journalism advocacy groups have come to Acosta's defense and called for an immediate restoration of his press pass.

"The fact that the White House press secretary is promoting this doctored video is reprehensible, and grounds for dismissal", Colbert said.

Ryan became a CNN contributor previous year. Alice Allison Dunnigan was the first African-American to serve as White House correspondent, which she gained access to in 1947. "Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offense and is unacceptable".

"We knew they wouldn't give us fair coverage", the Conservative email read, "but this is a new low for the Ottawa media elite".

A number of legal scholars have questioned Whitaker's validity as acting attorney general, as well as his fitness to oversee the Mueller investigation given Whitaker's long track record of publicly undermining the Mueller probe and claiming there was "no collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation before the investigation had concluded.

Acosta asked Trump why the caravan of migrants was emphasized as an issue in the just-concluded midterm races, and he questioned Trump's reference to the caravan as an invasion.

CNN's Dana Bash tweeted this reaction: "Harvard University will be surprised to hear POTUS call one of their graduates - my friend and colleague Abby Phillip - stupid". He refused to respond to her question.