Now Trump suggests that reporters will risk their credentials if they do not treat the White House and the presidency with "respect". "Being in the pressure cooker of the White House has exposed him for what he is".
"I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man".
"This is a test for all of us", says Acosta. "Nobody manipulated it", said Trump.
"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.
On Friday night, CNN commentator Nina Turner weighed in on President Donald Trump's recent attacks on reporters.
Initially, the White House said Acosta placed his hands on an intern who attempted to take a microphone away from him. The host then took a jab at the "Hucka-B.S. machine" for sharing the video despite the fact that it was clearly "sped up" to make it look like Acosta chopped the intern. The video proved otherwise. Media organizations criticized Sanders and called for Acosta's pass to be reinstated.
On Friday morning, before leaving on a trip to France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Trump stopped to speak to members of the press.
"The same thing with April Ryan".
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CNN has been working behind the scenes on a resolution that would restore Acosta's pass.
The White House yanked Acosta's press credentials after his controversial conduct during the fiery briefing with Trump on Wednesday. Other mainstream outlets have defended Acosta.
And CNN has slammed the White House for its actions.
"What a stupid question you asked", Trump replied. "We strongly reject the idea that any administration would block a journalist's access to the White House".
"I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser".
CNN released its own statement about reporter, Phillip stating that she did not "ask a "stupid" question today at the White House". "I will continue to ask the questions that affect America, all of America". "And never surprising", CNN said.
According to BET.com, Whitaker has a long history of confrontational remarks toward Robert Mueller and his investigation into the supposed Russian Federation collusion scandal.
This week, he hit a trifecta, singling out three African-American women who are journalists. The president has a long history of insulting the intelligence of women and people of color. "And this President doesn't like that, so I'm a loser?" she asked incredulously. In once infamous incident he flailed his arms mocking a disabled New York Times journalist.
"There are embarrassingly few black and hispanic reporters in the WH press corps and four have been personally insulted by the President this week", he wrote.