You can see it in the video (below) as plain as day. Finally, someone is handed a consequence for doing something wrong.
CNN’s Jim Acosta put his hands on a member of the White House staff because he didn’t want to comply with the President telling him to sit down and allow someone else to speak.
President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern…
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) November 8, 2018
Good for Trump! Acosta should be banned from journalism, Period! I happened to see that press conference and was a bit disappointed that a Secret Service agent did not approach Acosta while he was engaged in his defiance with the microphone.
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What I saw was Pres. Trump wanting to take a question from another reporter and Acosta refusing to be silenced. I just watched it again, and when the intern reached up to take the microphone, Acosta clearly placed his hand, outside edge down, on her arm in what appeared to be an effort to push her away.
I’ve watched multiple videos of Acosta questioning the President over the past few months, and it’s always the same thing. The President tries to move to another reporter and Acosta keeps pushing. Not only is that blatant disrespect of the President, it’s disrespectful of the other reporters in the crowd who also would like to have their questions answered.
Source: Washington Examiner
CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s permanent White House press credentials have been suspended.
“As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wednesday, referring to an earlier incident in which Acosta refused to yield the microphone during President Trump’s press conference. A hard pass is a heightened form of credential that allows reporters access to the White House and requires a background check.
Sanders said the administration welcomes tough questions, taking 68 of them from 35 reporters during the hour-and-a-half-long press conference. However, she said the “outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this administration” by CNN and Acosta was behind the White House’s action.
I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
Some of you do not understand what "freedom of the press" really means. That doesn't come with an automatic WH press pass/credential. #JimAcosta could have his credentials stripped and still report on the WH from cushy CNN desk. How's that for freedom. #StraightTalk #RealTalk
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) November 8, 2018
White House revokes CNN reporter Jim Acosta's credentials after furious exchange with Trump https://t.co/lVGGoYpiFN
— The Guardian (@guardian) November 8, 2018
— Khalil Abdallah (@abdallahcnn) November 8, 2018
Respect is something you earn. Disrespecting our President, his press secretary, and WH staffers are unacceptable. It’s not going to be tolerated anymore. They have put up with this crap for two years. Reporters have been warned numerous times, so they have no one to blame, but themselves. Who is next?
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