CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to WH

Frederick Owens
November 13, 2018

This type of craziness would have never happened during the Obama presidency. "He is a very unprofessional guy", Trump said, adding that "I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice". "They showed it close up", Trump said when asked about the video.

"You are a rude bad person".

It came just four days after Acosta was denied entrance into the White House for "placing hands on a young woman" trying to take his microphone as he asked U.S. President Donald Trump a question.

"If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a risky chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials". Acosta held on to the microphone, but how aggressively he held that microphone has been in dispute.

"She should be forced to resign for that", Kimmel said. It shows that we've gone from the mere rhetoric of "enemy of the people" and "fake news" -which was bad enough - to actually now barring people. As Acosta tried asking a question, President Trump turned to Fox's John Roberts, instead.

In honor of Wednesday's episode, here's a list of some of the tenser exchanges between the White House and Acosta. Today, as documented by respected organizations like the Media Research Center (MRC), there is a blatant anti-Trump bias.

Addressing a question about suspending press credentials for other reporters, Trump did not rule out the idea.

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The attack on Ryan was unprovoked, although the president had appeared upset at Wednesday's news conference when Ryan stood up and asked him, without a microphone, about voter suppression in the midterm elections.

In a Thursday afternoon statement, Whitney Shefte, president of the White House News Photographers Association, said, "As visual journalists, we know that manipulating images is manipulating truth". "I want to challenge you", Acosta began in the packed room of reporters.

The tense exchange between President Trump and Acosta is hard and embarrassing to watch-not because the video has been "doctored" as some are now claiming but because both men demonstrate utter contempt and disrespect for their respective roles as they shamelessly peacock for ratings. She called his behavior "absolutely unacceptable". Trump added, "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible".

The wild scene at Wednesday's press conference is not healthy for our country and will only further damage the already low opinion that so many Americans have of the media. "And he's there to trade barbs with the president of the United States".

A certain level of respect is due to whoever is our nation's Commander-in-Chief and sits in the Oval Office, whether it is Barack Obama or Donald Trump. "They are not only risky, they are disturbingly un-American".

And the move sparked fresh public interest in an online petition being circulated by Media Matters for America, a non-profit media watchdog, that calls on other members of the association to show solidarity to any correspondent banned or blacklisted by the USA president.

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