Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Did Trump's White House published a doctored video?

Did Trump's White House published a doctored video?

The White House could revoke more media passes, President Donald Trump suggested Friday during a news conference.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been accused of "doctoring" the footage of the incident between CNN's Jim Acosta, who has had his White House pass revoked, and a female intern.

"The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship", the group said.

Acosta began his series of questions by saying he wanted to "challenge" Trump on his decision to call the latest Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US up through Mexico an "invasion". Mr. Acosta stated his opinion that the caravan wasn't an "invasion", as Mr. Trump has asserted, instead of asking a question.

"You should let me run the country", Trump said.

Looking back at Acosta, Trump added: "The way you treat [press secretary] Sarah Huckabee is terrible, and the way you treat other people is frightful".

Phillip said it was a fair question given the president's frequent public attacks on former attorney general Jeff Sessions, who had to recuse himself from overseeing the probe.

Trump also called out April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN analyst.

She also addressed how Trump told her to "sit down" on Wednesday as she attempted to ask questions about voter suppression. He was being overly aggressive and obnoxious with the president and made physical contact with someone who was just trying to do her job. Just as ravenously, Trump supporters want the president to take the media to the mat.

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At the same appearance this morning, CNN reporter Abby Phillip asked Trump if he wants Whitaker to rein in Robert Mueller . His replacement now faces questions about whether he will seek to hinder or shut down that investigation.

Acosta and CNN responded by refuting the claim that he placed his hands on the staffer, using photo evidence as proof.

"When you're in the White House - this is a very sacred place to me".

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.

Trump didn't say what he means by "respect" - but by the end of the press availability, it was pretty clear that it was for reasons other than security.

After Acosta asked about the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, Trump tried to turn to Alexander, but Acosta continued to ask questions. "And the way you treat other people is disgusting".

Addressing a question about suspending press credentials for other reporters, Trump did not rule out the idea.

Waving his finger, Trump berated him.

And CNN has slammed the White House for its actions.

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