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CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump.

Acosta tweeted: “I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit.”

Press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Acosta’s tweet in a statement, claiming the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from 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 CNN reporter, during a news conference at the White House earlier Wednesday, got into a heated debate with Trump after he asked the president about the migrant caravan. Trump told Acosta to let him do his job.

“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN,” Trump told Acosta.

The reporter tried to ask him another question before a female White House aide walked over to him.

Trump then told him, “That’s enough!”

Acosta continued to try to talk as the intern was seen trying to take the microphone from his hand. She grabbed the microphone but Acosta wouldn’t give it up.

Sanders in a statement — which Acosta tweeted “is a lie” — said that “President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration.”

“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 said.

“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,” she added.

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

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

CNN fired back on Twitter, calling Trump’s attacks on the media “un-American,” and fellow White House reporters backed Acosta.

The White House intern who attempted to take the microphone from Acosta eventually handed it off to Peter Alexander, of NBC News. He called Acosta a “diligent reporter who busts his butt” — to which Trump shot back: “Well, I’m not a big fan of yours either, to be honest.”

Other news people, however, reacted differently, including Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who called Acosta’s behavior “shameful.”

Acosta posted a video to Twitter after his “hard pass” was suspended, showing a Secret Service agent removing his media credentials to access the White House grounds from a lanyard.

The agent appears to have some trouble removing it.

“It’s been here for a while, huh?” the agent asks.

“Well yeah I’ve been working at the White House for five years, covering two administrations, so yeah, it’s been in that thing for a while,” Acosta says.

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68 Comments

68 Comments

  1. Larry F. wallace

    November 8, 2018 at 2:43 am

    That made my day complete with laughter,, Acosta is gone BY BY.

    • Matt

      November 8, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      Acosta shoved the female employee. Who does he think he is?

  2. JACK Scarpon

    November 8, 2018 at 2:46 am

    GREAT NEWS!!! FINALLY THAT CNN LOSER REPORTER WANNABE IS REMOVED, LET IT BE A LESSON TO OTHERS!!EITHER BEHAVE AND GIVE RESPECT TO THE PRESIDENT OR GO INTERVIEW SOME DOG AT THE POUND!!

    • Kim

      November 8, 2018 at 3:37 am

      You said it Jack! President Trump should have done this a long time ago.

    • Becky Clark

      November 8, 2018 at 4:45 am

      IT is about time Acosta was kicked out! He is disrespectful of our President, disrespectful of his colleagues and just a disgusting human being! When you report fake news just to incite the left to violence and the country to being decisive then you are an enemy of the people! Report the news that is accurate and true and there would not be a problem! That’s all our President asks and it is shameful for a reporter to act any less!

      • Hubert Webb

        November 8, 2018 at 7:01 am

        I totally agree with you Becky Clark. You worded it wonderfully. He definitely deserved it.

    • CB

      November 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

      About damn time.

      These daily briefings are a waste of time.

  3. frank

    November 8, 2018 at 2:51 am

    About time. I’d have shoot to kill orders if that pain in the butt tried to get on White House grounds.

  4. J POLLS

    November 8, 2018 at 2:51 am

    WHAT AN ASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO INTERVIEW OHOMO OR HIS AMAZON WIFE AGAIN.

    • sue thomas

      November 8, 2018 at 3:13 am

      That’s hilarious …I’m still laughing and I agree!! Acousta has acausted his last WH employee!

    • Flakt

      November 8, 2018 at 3:38 am

      J POLLS
      You’re so on the mark , lacos ( sp ) should banned for the rest of this president ‘s term in office .

    • JMac

      November 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      You mean Sheman??

  5. Blkojo

    November 8, 2018 at 2:53 am

    The video shows Acosta ‘karate chopping’ the intern. Veritable assault.

  6. Michael Edward

    November 8, 2018 at 2:53 am

    WHAT TOOK THE POTUS SO LONG ?
    ACOSTA SHOULD HAVE BEEN EJECTED A LONG TIME AGO !

    • Bird

      November 8, 2018 at 3:58 am

      He was suspended before,for 3 press conferences,for basically the same thing. He didn’t learn a thing! He’s allowed to ask any question he wants, but his rudeness is unprofessional, rude, and disrespectful to the president, Sarah Sanders, and all the other in the press. He should NEVER get his credentials returned.

      • Kris

        November 8, 2018 at 8:07 pm

        I don’t think it’s a matter of him learning to behave. I think he and April Ryan are being paid to be as rude as possible. Why? The Dems are using them to try to get Trump so mad that he explodes and in hopes that he says or does something to make him look bad or possibly impeach him on. But he always keeps his cool and just tells it like it is.

  7. Mona

    November 8, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Jack Scarpon, I completely agree with you
    That hack of a reporter is ALWAYS disrespectful to both the president and Sarah Sanders. I hope he’s lost that pass for a very long time!

  8. Craig Collier

    November 8, 2018 at 2:55 am

    He had enough time to behave. Make his credentials removal permanent.

  9. Sharon

    November 8, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Acosta’s behavior is not acceptable. Having access to the president and Sarah are a privilege that should not be extended to people that cannot show respect. Don’t care if we ever see him again after today!

    • Jule Ray Westcott

      November 8, 2018 at 4:15 am

      I guess CNN has no problem with their white men reporters assaulting a woman. I wished I was there, I would of thrown him down and detain him for an arrest. Costas is a punk.

  10. DONALD DISKEN

    November 8, 2018 at 3:01 am

    HE DESERVES TO BE SUSPENDED BY CNN FOR HIS BEHAVIOR . HOW LONG DID HE THINK HE COULD INSULT THE POUS . HOPE ITS A LIFETIME BAN

    • Patricia Carter

      November 8, 2018 at 3:45 am

      CNN, PROBABLY GAVE ACOSTA A RAISE. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORP. GUY IS NOT A REPORTER; ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS SHOW HE “RESISTS AND OBSTRUCTS CURRENT POTUS. PURE B.S.

    • Irene Renner

      November 8, 2018 at 3:48 am

      CNN is so bad they will prob give him a raise

  11. Susan W

    November 8, 2018 at 3:03 am

    I was watching the press conference and could not believe how hostile, and disrespectful Acosta was towards President Trump but also what was shocking was the behavior of Acosta was towards the young lady who was attempting to get the microphone from him so she could give to other reporters. He should have his credentials taken from him .

    • elmer goetz

      November 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      He should have been arrested and removed from the room as soon as he touched that intern.

  12. Marlene deRonde

    November 8, 2018 at 3:04 am

    It’s about time Acosta was stopped. The only way horrid behavior stops is when it’s addressed. He’s been insulting and disrespecting President Trump and others far too long. Maybe now his behavior will change to
    that of being more respectful to others. Bully’s never win.

  13. Leo

    November 8, 2018 at 3:05 am

    This Acosta guy should have been blocked long time ago. There is no professionalism where one of the parts doesn t respect the other or dedicates whichever time allowance is given, to grandstand and ,effectively,interrupt the conduct of reporting, be it on the asking if questions or in the way those questions are asked from the other party . All reporters have to wait until he finishes his stupid remarks, why? And why ask anything in such a confrontational way. Well, kicked out he is ,and good ridance. Should have happened long ago

  14. Jay dee

    November 8, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Acosta continues to disrespect the president and he has earned this suspension. In life, we suffer consequences for our actions.

  15. Ameriproud

    November 8, 2018 at 3:07 am

    NOT ONLY THIS SCUM ACCOSTA BUT EVERY REPIRTER WHO SHOWS DISRESPECT TO TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION

  16. Fit2Btyed

    November 8, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Finally, our POTUS body slams someone worthwhile. Acosta is a deep state plant whose sole job is to be a festering welt under the skin of this administration. A suspension is too lenient for this narcissistic human waste with an epidermis covering. He needs to be excoriated, excommunicated and eliminated. Enough said!

    • sue thomas

      November 8, 2018 at 3:16 am

      Gotta love our president!! Right on!!

  17. Bret

    November 8, 2018 at 3:10 am

    This should set the bar for the rest of the media

    • Tim Kelly

      November 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      ABSOLUTELY

  18. Peggy

    November 8, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Acosta has absolutely no respect for women or the President of the United States. He is a petulant child who obviously had no proper education in decorum or journalism. I hope he is permanently barred from the White House along with a few others in that room who are skating on thin ice. It’s disgusting what Sarah Sanders puts up with on a daily basis.

  19. Jack Schiht

    November 8, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Suspended? Sumbish should be jailed.
    He’d like it there.

  20. USJoeFreedom

    November 8, 2018 at 3:13 am

    A free press does not mean free to act like an imbecile that has no manners or is entitled to go to the WH at will.

  21. Shelba J. Holmes

    November 8, 2018 at 3:14 am

    That pathetic man’s conduct in the White Huse today was outrageous. It is about time the brat was expelled. He should be fired for shoving that woman who went after the mike around. Maybe this will be a warning to others who think they can disrespect the office of the President in the manner that the little boy does. CNN should be ashamed to be employing him.

  22. Ariel

    November 8, 2018 at 3:17 am

    CNN boss, Jeff Zucker, admitted in a recent interview that CNN would have no viewers at all if it were not for Trump. They have to make outrageous claims and focus on the “gold rush” that is Trump or they will be out of business.

  23. John Whitworth

    November 8, 2018 at 3:24 am

    CNN calling it a violation of first amendment….WRONG..it would be a violation if Trump sent in the 1st Marine division to shut down CNN…Accostas behavior is not a 1st amendment violation..it IS howver.. a violation of respect and simple manners,..and a short distance to actual assault..

  24. Kenneth Hecker

    November 8, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Amazing that our President doesn’t have persons in place to remove someone when they are so disruptive and insulting. I felt sorry for the poor staff member whose job it was to take the microphone from one press member, and give it to the next in line. At least three times, after President Trump let Acosta know it was time to move on, she tried to get the mike from him, only to have him pretty much wrench it out of her hand. She looked at POTUS like “what do I do now?” There should have been security in place to handle it.

    Another troublesome reporter attacked the President for being a “Nationalist.” The Dictionary defines the word as meaning someone who loves their country. Lefties have tried to redefine it as if the President were a Nazi. There is a difference between “National Socialist” and Nationalist. This woman said his statement was “racist.” He told her her question was racist.

    The news tomorrow will all be about freedom of the press, free speech, and President Trump being evil. These fools don’t understand that each time they pull this, the Conservatives win.

    • Kenneth Hecker

      November 8, 2018 at 3:32 am

      As for the word “lie”, I look forward to Shepard Smith on Fox tomorrow. Maybe he is their solution to “fair and balanced”, but Smith can’t go a week without determining that the President has lied about something, even if it is just the difference between something he said in 2016 during the campaign, and yesterday.

  25. cherryl mattox

    November 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Accosta should have been escorted out All the News does is bash The President He was great Real calm and collected today! The President is right Most of the news is Fake Gossipers are all the news reporters are Let this man run this country Its been in bad shape
    People this is America Quit trashing the president I think people are jealous They can’t control him He isn’t a politician He is trying to
    make America great again Work with him not against him!!

  26. Kathie

    November 8, 2018 at 3:31 am

    About time!!!! His level of disrespect for our White House, its’s staff, and Our President is beyond being sanctioned.CNN,and others need real journalist to report the news, people with real talent and professionalism. Jim Acosta is an assemblence of unemployability. A real liability.

  27. John E

    November 8, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Best news today about Acosta. Next one should be April his associate from CNN. Her behavior is also very rude and should not be tolerated. The bias shown by members of the so called press is reprehensible. If they cannot act like ladies & gentlemen they should be denied access.

  28. Irene Renner

    November 8, 2018 at 3:42 am

    About time. I have never in my life seen anyone disrespect and act so awful to a Pres. He has been doing this for a long time. Today I thought sure he was going to knock over the young lady who was passing the mike around. He wouldnt give her the mike. CNN wont do a damn thing with him and he should be fire. No wonder they have no viewers but the far left. Again if you saw him today no decent person can defend this jerk

  29. Tom Ozment

    November 8, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Love it.

  30. Cheryl Williams

    November 8, 2018 at 3:43 am

    Peel that shit out of his wallet. Acosta has been disrespecting the WH and Trump administration for way too long. Bye, Bye, Bye.

  31. Bj

    November 8, 2018 at 3:45 am

    What the hell took so long? This guy should have been kicked to the curb two years ago. There is NO ROOM FOR DISRESPECT to the President of the US. Can you imagine the outrage from the losers if soneone did this to King Obama? Time to kick azz and start taking names

  32. Lucille Mortimer

    November 8, 2018 at 3:47 am

    It is way past time!! To have the ability to be present and question the President of the United States should require a minimum of courtesy, respect and decent behavior. We all have the benefit of the 1st Amendment, but that does not entitle anyone to abuse the President or the Press Secretary, or anyone else for that matter. I hope he is out for good. And a word to the rest of the press…..you are there for one reason…to ask questions in a civil manner, when called upon, and then have the courtesy to listen. Period!!

  33. Lawrence Hogue

    November 8, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Lawrence Hogue
    11/7/18

    The First Amendment is not a blank endorsement for rude and contentious behavior by a reporter. Acosta cross the line and I support the President and his staff for taking the action of pulling his press privileges and banning him from the White House. The civility that has been discussed should start with the press when they are asking questions of the President and his staff.

  34. Guillermo

    November 8, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Why is it that CNN reporters never challenged the Democratic Party?

  35. Jake

    November 8, 2018 at 4:09 am

    CNN? Clinton News Network? That explains it all…. The old hag and her comments about “they all look alike” seem to have been acceptable to the MSM. She should have been ripped by the news media, but where was the vitriol against her? And now we may have to put up with the dingbat Nancy Pelosi. Today I was walking and it suddenly hit me right between the eyes…. If something happened to Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence, that stupid woman would be the acting president. I’m glad the great ladies and gentlemen of the Secret Service are on the job!

  36. Leslie Stevenson

    November 8, 2018 at 4:17 am

    That scummy little Prick should have been removed along time ago. He is so impressed with hiself, yet stands alone. He spent 3 years on his knees for Obama and now he is finally gotten thrown out of the W.H. Press meetings. If he worked for a Legitimate News outlet he would ave been fired years ago. CNN hires the dregs of society , they must work cheap. Next hope is some one punches him right in the face. Maybe CNN can make him the “WEATHEBOY’ Only thing he will need is a full length mirrorm so he an look at himself between segments

  37. Paul Lee

    November 8, 2018 at 4:28 am

    What the media doesn’t realize is that Trump was not the person to pull Jim’s credentials. You can bet Chief of Staff Kelly ‘told’ Trump that he was pulling Acosta’s press credentials and that he informed Sara Sanders that he did so, and Trump likely replied “what ever, anything else?, I have to get back to work” Trump does not concern himself with silly stuff, he has a Country to run and leaves the minor details to people like his Chief of Staff and others. People really do not understand how Trump thinks. I’ve run my own businesses and always concentrated on the ‘business and sales, etc’, and didn’t get involved when someone crashed a company vehicle, broke a plate in the lunch room, came to work late, etc. Trump became successful by delegating responsibilities so he could concentrate on important stuff. God Bless POTUS

  38. Silas Longshot

    November 8, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Saw the confrontation at the press conference. Was fully expecting Trump to have that arrogant SOB thrown out on the spot. Trump could have ignored this POS for the whole time, but politely gave him a chance for a question and got a classic round of shat from him. This kind of behavior should never be tolerated by the rest of the press crew because he’s equally rude to them by refusing to relinquish the microphone, then continuing to shout his useless crap over the other guys. Does the same shat at every daily press conference held by Sanders, giving her the same crap, shouting over the other guys, etc. Good riddance. Now he can make up lies & slanderous BS from outside the gates.

  39. Gerald Cline

    November 8, 2018 at 4:40 am

    GOOD…!?!?!

  40. Olecap

    November 8, 2018 at 5:15 am

    About time…he’s a guest, not the “main event”…

  41. Brian

    November 8, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Acosta is so in love with himself he has become psychotic.

  42. Dan

    November 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Acosta’s removal from the White House is way past due! Now that he is gone, keep it that way. He is nothing but a hateful, arrogant, divisive individual who shows up just for the sole purpose of stirring trouble for this President! A real asshole!

  43. James Kelly

    November 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Bad manners have consequences.

  44. Tony Vollenberg

    November 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Jim Acosta should be ban from the White house and fire from his job. If any ordinary person did that and embarrassed their company would be fired and black ball from the MEDIA. It goes to show that CNN and other MEDIA are part of the Globalists agenda…the Socialism movement. THIS SHOULD BE TOLERATED… OR a Cival is around the corner.

  45. fred h smith

    November 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    another candidate for asshole of the year

  46. joann

    November 8, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    And CNN is backing Acosta all the way..

  47. Ray

    November 8, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    His pass should be permanently revoked as long as there’s a republican President. I tell you what, permanently revoked is good enough. And then he should be fired.

  48. Harry

    November 10, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    President Trump should have done this a long time ago!

    Those left wings believe they can do everything without control and act same too.

    That’s the reason so many republic people get charged but the democratic.

  49. Harry

    November 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    President Trump should kick him out earlier!

    Those left wings believe they can do everything without control and act same too.

    That’s the reason so many republic people get charged but the democratic.

  50. John Castro

    November 10, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I hope that the Cock Sucker is never allowed back in the White House….he is a very dangerous man.

  51. EfCyEs

    November 11, 2018 at 11:45 am

    His pass should suspended for life. Never allow a stupid idiot in the WH premises.

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