Donald Trump, CNN's Jim Acosta Argue at Press Conference

Sergio Conner
November 7, 2018

President Donald Trump tore into CNN's Jim Acosta during a press conference in the White House on Wednesday, attacking the reporter as a "rude, awful person".

Trump then had an aide snatch the mic away from Acosta, and when it was passed to NBC's Peter Alexander, who began to defend Acosta, Trump got angry again. "I'm not a big fan of yours either, to be honest", the President said.

Mr. Acosta kept questioning the president about his midterm campaign ad that showed migrants scaling fences and barriers to illegal cross an worldwide border on their way to America. "You run CNN. And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better", Trump said.

"Okay, just sit down, please", Trump said.

'That's enough, ' Trump said pointing at Acosta, who kept trying to talk. And the way you treat other people is frightful. "You shouldn't be working for CNN". You shouldn't be working for CNN.

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Watch the exchange between Trump and Acosta below, then hit the comments with your reactions. You are rude, awful person.

The CNN reporter continued to hold the microphone to ask a question about the Russian Federation investigation while Trump tried to move on to another reporter. "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible", he said, referring to the White House press secretary. But Trump doubled down on his message: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

"We did this in spite of a dramatic funding disadvantage driven by Democrats' wealthy donors, special interests, and very hostile media coverage to put it mildly".

"I don't know why you'd say that".

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