At one point in the news conference, Jim Acosta of CNN refused to relinquish the microphone and badgered the President with additional questions. "They gave a close-up view".
"I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice, and as far as I'm concerned, I haven't made that decision".
The White House revoked Acosta's press badge and tweeted a video of the incident. the White House lied about the nature of the exchange. He cited several requirements, set by precedent, that the White House should have to meet to revoke a pass, none of which were met.
The President's first post mid-term election news conference was a rowdy spectacle at the White House. "I think that as a matter of press freedom, the press corps in the room should say, 'If you've redefined the rules to hand out passes only to those whose coverage you don't object to, we're all leaving.' This isn't principally a legal question".
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the lawsuit "just more grandstanding from CNN". He quickly lashed out at CNN's Abby Phillip when she asked if the new interim Attorney General would try to rein in Robert Mueller's investigation.
UFO investigation after pilots report fast-moving lights over Ireland
The pilot of Virgin Airlines flight VS76 from Orlando to Manchester then reported seeing a similar thing, the website reports. When the air traffic controller replied in the negative, the pilot said that she had seen something moving "so fast".
Jun 11, 2018. Trump also ignored Acosta when he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit that followed months of nuclear brinksmanship. "But she's very nasty".
CNN's lawsuit, he added, "is critical to preserve the media's ability to ask hard questions and hold the government accountable". [President Trump's] personal insults are nothing new.
Former CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno said that the president is in an "untenable" position, but is focusing on the Acosta/CNN battle anyway. "The president of the United States should not be in the business of arbitrarily picking the men and women who cover him". "This president seems not to like it, so therefore I'm a loser". Trump on Wednesday accused Alcindor of asking a racist question when she inquired about the president receiving support from some white nationalists.
"The question is: did the reporter make contact or not?"
Writing on his Facebook page, Levin said "the courts should stay out of this on separation of powers grounds", arguing that "no one is preventing Acosta from reporting or CNN from broadcasting". "You have to treat the White House with respect, you have to treat the presidency with respect". Acosta has disputed the accusation claiming he never put his hands on the young woman.
He tweeted a photo of himself standing in front of the Eiffel Tower early today.