Trump Unloads on CNN's Acosta During Bitter Press Conference

Trump Unloads on CNN's Acosta During Bitter Press Conference

At one particularly heated point in the conference, Mr Trump got into a tense exchange with Jim Acosta from television news channel CNN, which led to the president calling him a "terrible person".

Trump's morning post-midterms presser turned into an historic White House brawl when Acosta poked the presidential bear with his line of questioning about Trump's Caravan Invasion rally rhetoric.

Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, asked Mr Trump about his reference to migrants travelling towards America as an "invasion".

"Honestly I think you should let me run the country and you can run CNN", he said in the press conference at the White House.

Things went off the rails, for example, when Jim Acosta of CNN refused to cede the microphone after Trump tried to toss it to NBC's Peter Alexander. "It's so sad", Trump said.

Trump has been challenged on his power to restrict immigration throughout his presidency - and the caravan is no different.

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The same day that President Trump labeled CNN reporter Jim Acosta "a rude, bad person", singer John Legend issued a sharp condemnation about the president himself.

"I give her a lot of credit". In August 2018, Acosta asked Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, if she agreed with Trump's assertion that journalists were the "enemy of the people".

As Acosta attempted to ask a follow-up question, the President made it clear he was moving on to another reporter.

He also said that "I retired" Jeff Flake, the Senate Republican from Arizona who has criticized him.

"I want them to come into the country, but they have to come in legally", Trump said.

If you thought Donald Trump acted like a dictator before the midterms, just wait.

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Waving his finger, Trump berated him. You are a rude, awful person.'14.

The president told him his time was done, telling him to sit down and to stop being a "rude, awful person".

"Thank you for telling me that", Trump said.

"God plays a very big role in my life", Trump said.

"It is such a hostile media", Trump said.

'What you say is so insulting to me, ' he told her. Trump's approval rating among African Americans is about on par with the numbers Ronald Reagan garnered during his first term where he polled at about 18 percent amid a recession and cuts to social programs.

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