On Wednesday, CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta got into a heated exchange with President Trump over Trump calling the caravan an “invasion.”
President Trump responded back, calling Acosta a “rude” and “terrible” person, and saying CNN should be “ashamed” of him.
Watch the video:
“You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta during a press conference in which he repeatedly clashed with reporters. pic.twitter.com/OvWCcFap5g
— POLITICO (@politico) November 7, 2018
However, the real fireworks came when Acosta, swatted away a White House aids arm, as she tried to take the microphone from him after President Trump told him to “sit down.”
“Obviously, you know, I didn’t put my hands on her or touch her as they are alleging. And it’s just unfortunate that the White House is saying this.” – #KarateKidAcosta, outright lying to Anderson Cooper on #CNN pic.twitter.com/FhviyFLZfg
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 8, 2018
Acosta and CNN said he never touched the woman, but the video shows otherwise.
Afterwards, President Trump ordered Acosta’s White House press pass to be revoked.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 8, 2018
On Thursday, President Trump’s chief advisor Kellyanne Conway is now calling on Acosta to apologize, saying, “you don’t put your hands on a woman.”
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta owed an apology to the woman who was in charge of handling the microphone at Wednesday’s White House press conference.
“You don’t put your hands on a woman. I think we all had to hear that recently in some other context and I’m not sure that he’s apologized to that young woman. But she certainly is owed one,” Conway said on Fox Business Network Wednesday night.