by Daveda Gruber:

On Wednesday President Trump had an encounter with CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta. Hours after he engaged in a controversial talking over President Trump, Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended.

Acosta tweeted:

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Acosta’s tweet in a statement. She claimed that Acosta’s press pass was revoked because of his “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” She called the behavior “absolutely unacceptable.”

The back and forth became heated when Trump told Acosta to let him do his job.

The president said, “Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN.”

Acosta tried to ask Trump another question before a female White House aide walked over to him.

Trump then told him, “That’s enough!”

Acosta continued to talk as the intern was seen trying to take the microphone from his hand. She did grab the microphone but Acosta wouldn’t give it up and there was brief contact between the two.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ name came up as you saw in the video.

She said in a statement that “President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration.”

Acosta later labeled this “a lie”

Sanders said, “Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not being supportive of a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of an hour and a half — including several from the reporter in question.”

Sanders went on to add, “The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it is an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration.”

CNN answered with this tweet:

The FAKE NEWS Network didn’t see it the same way we saw it.

On Wednesday night CNN said that Acosta’s suspension “was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today’s press conference” and claimed Sanders “lied” in her explanation.

CNN said, “She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened. This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. Jim Acosta has our full support.”

In a statement the White House Correspondents’ Association called the move “unacceptable,” and urged the White House to “immediately reverse this weak and misguided action.”

Trump and Acosta have, in the past, often clashed at press conferences. On Wednesday, the president called Acosta “a rude, terrible person” who “shouldn’t be working for CNN.”

Trump told Acosta, “I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is horrible. And the way you treat other people is horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”

CNN  came back and Tweeted

The White House intern who attempted to take the microphone from Acosta handed it off to Peter Alexander, of NBC News. He called Acosta a “diligent reporter who busts his butt.”

Trump had something else in mind. He said, “Well, I’m not a big fan of yours either, to be honest.”

Other journalists reacted differently. Fox News’ Chris Wallace, called Acosta’s behavior “shameful.”

I’ve seen Acosta act badly many times. It is about time that he faced a punishment for his actions.

The Press has no right to be impolite to our Press Secretary or to the President of the United States.

I am the 'chief editor' at the 'The Trump Times'. I adore journalism. Politics seems to be my preferred genre although I do not hesitate to write anything that strikes me as interesting. Researching and finding 'Breaking News' makes my blood rush. I've written seventeen books and over that including books in conglomeration with others, mostly for charity. Doing graphic art design has always been fun for me. Sometimes I incorporate this talent into my articles or when a special 'feature picture' is required. You can find me tweeting on: https://twitter.com/DavedaGruber You can always find my articles on TheTrumpTimes.com

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