And James asked how the media can deal with a President that will lie to them. He asked Trump why he has characterised it as an invasion.
'I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN, ' he snapped.
When Acosta tried to ask a further question about the Russian Federation investigation, Trump said "that's enough".
'CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them.
'You are a very rude person, ' Trump told him. "History will not be kind to you", CNN Matt's Dornic, vice president of communications and digital partnerships, wrote on Twitter Thursday. The way you treat [White House press secretary] Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] and other people is terrible. "You shouldn't treat people that way".
Mr Alexander came to his colleague's defence. "He's a diligent reporter who busts his butt like the rest of us".
Trump has skipped the traditional presidential appearance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner the past two years, and media organisations have been hard-pressed to respond to the attacks.
"We stand by our decision to revoke this individual's hard pass".
Following a lengthy back-and-forth, a White House intern tried to take the microphone from Acosta, who held onto it. "Pardon me, ma'am", Acosta said in the original video, though the audio was stripped from the edited version. The White House ought to be more careful, and the administration certainly shouldn't banish reporters for being critical.
During the news conference, Trump also turned on reporter Yamiche Alcindor of PBS' "NewsHour". You have nationalists. You have globalists.
Muslim women elected to US Congress for the first time
Republicans who charge that the Democratic Party has departed from its pro-Israel bona fides point to Tlaib and Omar as proof. Tlaib explicitly supports the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel and its replacement of a unitary Palestinian state.
Runaway mining train travels 90 kilometres without driver
A train with no-one on board travelled at 100km/h for 92km in a remote area of Australia before being deliberately derailed. BHP Billiton said it had suspended all its iron ore rail operations in Western Australia on Monday after the incident.
Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing
The report also said it was the first time the hole in the ozone layer had shrunk in both size and depth and size since 2000. This year, the ozone hole over the South Pole peaked at almost 9.6 million square miles (24.8 million square kilometers).