"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration," Sanders said in a statement. "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. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question." On Twitter, Acosta responded to Sanders' statement with, simply: "This is a lie." After their exchange at the press conference, Trump told Acosta: "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn't be working for CNN. ... You're a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. And the way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn't treat people that way." NBC News reporter Peter Alexander tried to stand up for Acosta, saying he is a "diligent reporter." Trump responded: "Well, … [Read more...] about After heated exchange with Trump, CNN’s Jim Acosta banned from White House
Bloomberg Published 1:50 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 President Donald Trump engaged in one of his most direct confrontations with a reporter, arguing with CNN’s Jim Acosta at a news conference on Tuesday and calling him rude. Trump invited Acosta, a frequent foil, to ask him a question at the White House news conference, which followed his party’s loss of control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Acosta questioned him about his rhetoric on immigration during the campaign and his deployment of troops to the U.S. border with Mexico purportedly to stop a so-called “caravan” of migrants. Trump’s critics have called the deployment a political stunt. The back and forth between Trump and Acosta quickly grew heated after the reporter asked why the president had “demonized” immigrants in a widely criticized ad rejected by networks. Trump told Acosta that he should “let me run the country” and Acosta … [Read more...] about Trump, CNN’s Acosta clash at heated press conference
Toluse Olorunnipa and Jessica Brice Bloomberg News Published 1:24 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 President Donald Trump advocated for the heads of CNN and NBC News to be fired on Thursday morning, saying on Twitter that both media outlets were biased against him. “The hatred and extreme bias of me by @CNN has clouded their thinking and made them unable to function,” Trump said in a post on Twitter. “Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!” CNN chief Jeff Zucker has been a frequent target of barbs from Trump, who has often derided the channel as “fake news.” Trump also attacked NBC News Chairman Andy Lack on Thursday, saying it would be “good” if he were fired. Trump and his administration sought to block AT&T Inc.’s acquisition of CNN owner Time Warner Inc. While a judge allowed the deal to proceed in June, the Justice Department appealed the decision. Trump … [Read more...] about Trump: CNN’s Zucker, NBC’s Lack should be fired
U.S. Donald Trump CNN Reporter Jim Acosta has commented that he answered more questions from heckling Trump supporters at a MAGA rally in Florida than President Donald Trump has taken from the press recently. Acosta’s comments came as he was interrupted by Trump supporters chanting “CNN sucks” during his live segment from the Tampa rally on Tuesday. Speaking to Anderson Cooper live from the rally, the pair discussed the slowdown in White House press briefings in recent weeks and the apparent reluctance of Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take questions from the press. Cooper observed that the president has refused to answer reporters’ questions 16 times in just six days, asking Acosta whether there was any reason for doing so other than Trump wanting to avoid answering certain awkward questions. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality … [Read more...] about CNN’s Jim Acosta Says He Took More Questions From Hecklers Than Donald Trump Takes From Press
By Larry Elder A man with a long-standing beef against the Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper Capital Gazette entered the paper’s headquarters with a shotgun and murdered five staffers. It represents the deadliest attack on U.S. reporters in modern history. Before learning about the suspect’s mental issues and his long-standing feud with the newspaper, some in the media blamed President Donald Trump. After all, critics said, Trump routinely denounces “fake news” as an existential threat to our republic. Connect the dots, they said. Blame Trump! CNN aired a montage of Trump’s attacks on the media. Rob Cox, a Reuters editor, tweeted: “This is what happens when @RealDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is on your hands, Mr. President.” Another reporter, who later resigned, even falsely tweeted that the shooter was wearing a MAGA cap. How do you get that wrong? How dare the President call out the anti-Republican media … [Read more...] about Trump Blamed for Death of Reporters…Did Media Blame Obama for Cop Killers?