"When you're in the White House - this is a very sacred place to me, this is very special place - you have to treat the White House with respect; you have to treat the presidency with respect", Trump noted.
The White House claimed Acosta "placed his hand" on the female intern while she tried to get the microphone.
On Twitter, Watson strongly denied having edited the video in a deliberately deceptive fashion. He expressed annoyance at the types of questions that are asked, the way that they are asked, and what reporters have said about him, i.e. their type of coverage.
The President called the reporter "a rude, awful person" as he refused to answer his questions, and an intern tried to take Acosta's microphone away.
"I watch her get up", he said today.
Despite losing his White House pass, and the ability to travel with Trump and the rest of the press corps on Air Force One, Acosta went to Paris to cover Trump's meeting with world leaders this weekend.
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A spokesperson for the Irish Aviation Authority told the Irish Times it was investigating the incident and would file a report. The startled pilot rang Shannon Air Traffic Control inquiring to see if a military activity was occurring over Irish airspace.
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The 40-year-old called on countries to join hands to fight challenges such as climate change, poverty, starvation and inequality. During the ceremony Sunday, Macron sat with Angela Merkel on his immediate right, with Trump just beyond the German Chancellor.
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But it's little Louis who really steals the show with his dusting of light-brown hair, white t-shirt and baby blue shorts. The couple - who married in May and are expecting their first child - rarely let go of one another's hands in public.
While Trump being nasty to reporters isn't new, there's something especially notable about Friday's insults: They were both targeted at African-American women journalists.
Addressing a question about suspending press credentials for other reporters, Trump did not rule out the idea.
"You talk about somebody that's a loser", he said.
The White House has never before revoked a "hard pass" as a outcome of a reporter doing his or her job. "She gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise and a contract with I think CNN". It's unclear why the White House would have used the Infowars video as a source as opposed to direct footage from the cameras at the event.
The contentious relationship between Jim Acosta and Donald Trump came to a boiling point on November 7, 2018, during a White House press conference following the midterm elections. President Trump responded that he didn't take questions from "Fake News" 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. Other outlets and reporters in the room deserve opportunities to ask their questions too. He also said the fact that the video is missing audio is suspicious, as this would make it far more hard to convincingly change its timing. Trump's insults "are nothing new". There are many countries that do not allow reporters into the presidential residence in that way.
Wednesday's performance was never about journalism, and the first clue to that is how few questions Acosta actually asks.