"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".
Abba Shapiro did a side-by-side and frame-by-frame analysis of AP's video from President Donald Trump's contentious news conference Wednesday and the version spread on Twitter by Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Mr Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, said he was informed by Secret Service officers that he could not enter for his scheduled 8pm broadcast. Acosta asked the USA leader about his claim that Central American migrants walking through Mexico toward the southern US border were "invading" the country.
When NBC reporter Peter Alexander took the mic for the next question, he defended Acosta as a "diligent reporter" - earning Trump's ire. She gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise or she gets a contract with, I think, CNN. "She shouldn't be. You've got to treat the White House and the office of the presidency with respect".
"First of all, thank you for being kind enough to understand that those words are bad for a sitting United States President versus someone who's been covering presidents from before him and will probably after he leaves" Ryan said.
"You talk about someone who's a loser", Trump said of Ryan, a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and a contributor to CNN. "She's the White House press secretary".
"She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the network said.
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And CNN has slammed the White House for its actions.
"The most powerful man in the free world is verbally abusing journalists", she said. "A very special place", Trump said.
CNN's Dana Bash tweeted this reaction: "Harvard University will be surprised to hear POTUS call one of their graduates - my friend and colleague Abby Phillip - stupid".
Both Sanders and Trump refused to back down amid criticism of their decision.
In a video which you can see below, Jim stands before Trump and refuses to give up the microphone while the next reporter in line tries to grab it. When you're in the White House, this is a very sacred place to be. I watch you a lot.
Trump soured on Sessions after the former senator recused himself from overseeing the FBI's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Olivier Knox, president of the White House Correspondents Association, said his organization's board met Thursday with Sanders and White House communications director Bill Shine for what it expected to be a series of conversations about Acosta's status.