White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

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Trump invited Acosta, a frequent foil, to ask him a question at the White House news conference, which followed his party's loss of control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections.

Mr Acosta, chief White House correspondent for CNN, was called a "rude, bad person" by Mr Trump at a press conference on Wednesday. It's a group of migrants moving toward the border, ' Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, said.

Hours after a press conference Trump held that quickly turned hostile, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders explained on Twitter that Acosta's hard press pass had been suspended because he "placed his hands on" a White House aide working at the press conference, although C-SPAN's live coverage of the event directly contradicts this.

Trump began taking questions and called on Acosta, who tried to ask about the president's characterization of a migrant caravan of roughly 4,000 Central American immigrants who are walking through Mexico to claim asylum in the U.S.

Acosta asked Trump if he thought he had demonized immigrants in the closing days of his campaign, but Trump responded he wanted immigrants to come in legally as the two frequent sparring partners spoke over each other.

When Acosta tried to ask further questions, Trump became angry, demanding that the reporter sit down and give up the microphone. "This conduct is absolutely unacceptable".

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The White House Correspondents' Association is denouncing the decision to bar Acosta, calling it unacceptable and disproportionate to the purported offence. But pulling the credentials of a White House reporter over nothing more than a personal grievance from the president is entirely unprecedented, even in Donald Trump's administration.

"I know he's just doing his job", Acosta wrote.

It was the latest in a long history of fiery run-ins between the mercurial Republican leader and Acosta.

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In the wake of the results, Trump held a 90-minute press conference marked by hostility.

Mr Acosta pointed out the migrant caravan was "hundreds of miles" away from the USA border. "That is not an invasion".

At that point, the president snapped.

Trump clearly does not agree. "And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better".

"I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions, and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me", said Trump, who talked for almost 90 minutes despite the run-ins with reporters.

But original video footage of the incident, captured on multiple network cameras, does not show Acosta placing his hands on the young woman at all.

'That's enough, Put down the mike, ' Trump told him.

Are you freaking kidding me?

"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them", he added.

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