Trump threatens to pull more reporters' credentials

Tabitha Dunn
November 10, 2018

"The irony of this White House video involving Jim Acosta is that if it is found to be doctored, it will show the administration to be doing what it accuses the news media of doing - engaging in fake information", said Aly Colon, a professor in journalism ethics at Washington & Lee University.

And asked how long he would suspend CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials, the president replied: "I haven't made that decision, but it could be others also". He does this with everybody.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them", Trump said. Whether it was with me or Ronald Reagan, he would have done the same thing.

"Predictably, President Trump lashed out at Mr. Acosta calling him rude and a bad person", he said.

The topic has been one of the main headlines in Washington since Wednesday when Trump abruptly fired Jeff Sessions as attorney-general and named Matthew Whitaker, who has strongly criticised the Russian Federation probe, to replace him. I watch you a lot.

"She's very nasty, and she shouldn't be", he added.

Some say video shared by press secretary Sarah Sanders on Twitter as justification for revoking Acosta's pass appeared to have been slightly altered when compared the original footage as posted by other news organizations.

Kimmel called for Sanders' dismissal on Thursday, but not before giving her one bit of backhanded praise: "I think this also might be the first time I've seen Sarah Sanders take the woman's side on any subject, ever-so, good for her".

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"Sources with direct knowledge tell Jonathan Swan that since the earliest days of his presidency, Trump has mused about revoking press credentials for reporters who infuriate him", Axios reports.

"Just sit down", Trump said. She then cited CNN's Suzanne Malveaux following a group of women who yelled at outgoing Arizona Sen.

Trump, speaking just before leaving for an worldwide gathering in Paris to commemorate World War I, refused to answer Phillip. That doesn't mean you forgo tough questions, I never did that, but it does mean you think about your tone and phrasing.

Trump also called out April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN analyst.

"What a stupid question that is", Trump said.

The two noted how after Acosta asked a series of questions, he started to make statements.

Because the White House briefing room isn't the appropriate place to deliver commentary in the form of questions. While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it. In fact, she asked the most pertinent question of the day.

CNN Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnership Matt Dornic said it was "absolutely shameful" that Sanders had released a "doctored" video.

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