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Acosta Fights Back after Press Pass is Revoked

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Acosta Fights Back after Press Pass is Revoked

Acosta continues to speak to the President after a White House aide was directed to take the microphone.

Acosta continues to speak to the President after a White House aide was directed to take the microphone.

Jonathan Ernst

Acosta continues to speak to the President after a White House aide was directed to take the microphone.

Jonathan Ernst

Jonathan Ernst

Acosta continues to speak to the President after a White House aide was directed to take the microphone.

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CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has been in the news after a verbal spar with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and President Trump during a recent press conference. Acosta, being the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, is a generally revered reporter but has taken flak for his loaded questions in the past several conferences. Acosta asked several questions regarding the caravan and Trump’s statements about “fake news” that irritated the President, and were phrased in such a way that neither Trump or Sanders could answer. He also talked over both Sanders and Trump, repeatedly asking about Trump calling left-leaning media the “enemy of the people,” but did so in a disruptive way and did not retain his composure. This caused the President to call Acosta a “rude, terrible person” and the administration immediately revoked his credentials.

Acosta felt that his 1st Amendment rights were being infringed upon and took the administration to court, demanding that Trump restore his credentials. Unsurprisingly, the increasingly partisan media took sides on the issue. Fox and other conservative sites defending the President’s decision, while Acosta’s home network CNN and other liberal media outlets clamored for the credentials to be restored. As of today, the court ruling was handed down that the Trump administration is obligated to to give Mr. Acosta back his credentials. While the situation is now officially resolved, it will certainly continue to dominate headlines in the coming days and weeks.

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