Trump says more reporters may lose White House credentials

This type of craziness would have never happened during the Obama presidency. A video expert had told The Associated Press that the video appeared doctored to speed up Acosta's arm movement and make his gesture more threatening; the White House used that encounter to justify pulling Acosta's credentials. You have to treat the White House with respect.

Mr Acosta told fellow journalists the president did not like getting called out. When asked by a reporter if he wanted Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to "rein in Robert Mueller", Trump said, "What a stupid question that is".

Ryan also shared her own statement via Twitter, writing, "I love this country and have the most respect for the Office of the President".

Trump also took a shot at CNN journalist, April Ryan, calling her "nasty" and a "loser".

Wednesday's press conference was the first President Donald Trump held after a hard-fought midterms battle in which he harped on the dangers posed by a migrant caravan approaching from Central America.

Trump interrupted her and responded, "I don't know why you say that, that is such a racist question". "To be honest. You aren't the best", he said. CNN, she said, was irresponsible to suggest the president was to blame for a pipe bomb sent to the outlet in October. You shouldn't be working for CNN.

With such a toxic relationship, it is unbelievable that the President and Sarah Huckabee Sanders even participate in press conferences and allow themselves to be abused by the liberal and hostile media. Indeed, he warned, to do so would risk validating the president's enemy-of-the-people narrative.

Alexander came to his colleague's defense. But I watch you a lot.

Ms Sanders went on to share a clip that appears identical to one published by cable network C-SPAN, writing: "We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass".

"I understand", Alexander said, attempting to ask a question. Just as ravenously, Trump supporters want the president to take the media to the mat.

In a tweet posted soon after Trump's comments, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said: "This is a threat straight out of an authoritarian playbook".

Addressing a question about suspending press credentials for other reporters, Trump did not rule out the idea. CNN Communications (CNN's PR Twitter account) released a statement on Twitter that read, "This President's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far".

"They are not only risky, they are disturbingly un-American", CNN tweeted after the exchange.

It's clearly the right move, but there's no way Trump would punish his press secretary for smearing a reporter.

She has the support of many fellow journalists, including Jim Acosta.

"It could be others also", he said. "We strongly reject the idea that any administration would block a journalist's access to the White House".

- Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) November 9, 2018.@AprilDRyan, @abbydphillip, @Yamiche - among finest reporters covering the White House, plus April on the beat for decades.

"She should be forced to resign for that", he continued. "Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists".

But when Trump denigrates black women, he's sending the message that he doesn't see us equally. I am more than proud to call you both friends.

Vanessa Coleman

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