POLITICS & ELECTIONS

CNN’s Jim Acosta Banned From White House

Nov 8, 2018, 10:59 AM | Updated: 11:45 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A confrontation between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump led to Acosta being banned from the White House.

During a press conference Wednesday, the CNN reporter asked the president why he characterized a caravan of Central American migrants as an “invasion.”

Trump responded by telling Acosta that CNN’s ratings would be higher if the company were better-run.

Acosta then attempted to ask a question about the Russian investigation after the president dismissed him.

“You are a rude, terrible person,” the president said. “You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”

The White House said Thursday that Acosta is being denied access to the White House because of his refusal to give up the microphone when the president said it was time to move on.

 

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CNN’s Jim Acosta Banned From White House