White House revokes CNN reporter's press pass after furious exchange with Trump

Trump to reporter: 'You are a rude, terrible person!' Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 08, 2018, 07.58 AM (IST)

White House has barred CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, after a heated exchange when a visibly angry US President Donald Trump called the former "enemy of the people" and a "terrible person" after being asked why he "demonized immigrants"
 
The day after his party lost its lock on the US Congress, President Donald Trump walked into a White House press conference ready for political combat. 

The news conference, which stretched close to 90 minutes, quickly turned raucous when some reporters pushed him on whether his campaign rhetoric on migrants from central America was divisive - and on developments in a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign, reported news agency Reuters.

Trump aggressively pushed back.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them," Trump told CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who wrestled with a White House staffer who forcibly pulled the microphone from his hands.

"You are a rude, terrible person," Trump told Acosta.

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The day after his party lost its lock on the US Congress, President Donald Trump walked into a White House press conference ready for political combat