Will CNN’s Acosta Regain Press Credentials After Tense Exchange With President Trump?

Friday, November 9, 2018 11:46 AM UTC

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 11:46 AM UTC

A CNN reporter is outside the White House looking in after losing his press credentials following a tense news conference and rebuke from the president.

<p>Following a testy back-and-forth at a post-election news conference with President Trump, CNN reporter Jim’s Acosta’s press credentials were suspended this week by the White House.</p><p>The revocation of Acosta’s credentials is believed to be unprecedented. It’s also <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4588&amp;book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">prompted a prop bet on Bovada,</a> regarding when his credentials might be restored.</p><p>The 90-minute news conference began with President Trump touting GOP wins on Tuesday, including adding seats in the Senate. Trump took questions after calling the midterms “very close to a complete victory.”</p><p>The clash with CNN’s Acosta, who has frequently been the target of criticism from the president, was just one of several tense exchanges with reporters Wednesday.</p><p>The Acosta incident when he attempted to ask a follow-up question about Russian interference into the 2016 election.</p><p>“That’s enough,” Trump said several times.</p><p>As a White House intern reached to take the mic from Acosta, his arm brushes hers arm, remarking “Pardon me, ma’am.”</p><p>After relinquishing the mic, the president told Acosta: “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN. You’re a very rude person. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. And the way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;President Trump to Jim &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/Acosta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@Acosta&lt;/a&gt;: \"You should let me run the country. You run CNN.\"&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;\"That's enough. Put down the mic. CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude terrible person.\" &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/GR9TIbKUok\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/GR9TIbKUok&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— CSPAN (@cspan) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1060224857286369280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;November 7, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders citing the incident as grounds for suspending his press credentials.</p><p>“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration,” Sanders said in a statement. “We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question.”</p><p>Acosta countered Sanders’ account on Twitter saying “This is a lie.”</p><p>The credential revocation was “out of line to the purported offense,” according to the White House Correspondents' Association, which called for restoration of Acosta’s access.</p><p>As of today, Acosta is still on the outside looking in. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4588&amp;book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" title="Check the Odds">Bovada is offering odds</a> on when the CNN reporter might get his press credentials back.</p><p>Bovada asks: “Will Jim Acosta get his White house press pass back before 2019? Odds are +150 Yes, -200 No.</p><p>We wish we could say yes to Acosta being back in the press room sooner rather than later, but we think he's lost his spot on Pebble Beach for a while and should become accustomed to doing his stand-ups from Lafayette Park.</p><p> </p><pre> </pre><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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