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'CNN Should Be Ashamed': Jim Acosta Hogs Mic at Trump Midterm Presser
07 November 2018, 08:28 | Glen Norman
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At a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump first discussed the mixed midterm results in a flat tone.
"They weren't actors", Mr. Trump said of the news footage in the ad.
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When Acosta started to ask Trump about his comments calling a migrant group marching toward the southern U.S. border an "invasion", Trump said that's what he still considers it.
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Acosta pressed him on why he called the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the US border an invasion. "Do you think they were actors?"
"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them", Trump said, wagging a finger at Acosta.
When Alexander asked Trump if he's trying to pit Americans against each other with his rhetoric about Democrats, he retorted "what are you trying to be [Acosta]?" You shouldn't be working for CNN.
"I think that's unfair-" Acosta started to reply, before Trump cut him off again.
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"You're a very rude person".
He then berated Acosta for the way he questioned White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in briefings. And the way you treat other people is awful.
The President tried to shut Acosta down, ordering him to put his mic down, but the next person to ask a question was NBC's Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta.
The president's mood turned sour Wednesday after reporters pressed him on why he referred to a migrant caravan making its way to the USA on foot through Mexico as an "invasion". You and I disagree on this, ' Trump said. "You aren't the best". He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters - especially CNN's Jim Acosta. "It's so sad", Trump said.
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