President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out against a CNN reporter during a televised press conference, saying the journalist was a “rude, terrible person.”
“You’re a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible,” the president said to Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent.
The president was reacting to questions about statements he’s made regarding the migrant caravan from Central America, as well as about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I’m not concerned about anything with the Russia investigation because it’s a hoax,” the president said. “That’s enough, put down the mic.”
A White House aide at one point tried to wrench the mic from Acota’s hand.
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) 8 November 2018