CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump are in another fight.
This time, the White House released an allegedly doctored video to spread a fake story that Acosta overly aggressive toward a White House intern managing the microphone during a press briefing Wednesday. The White House then revoked Acosta’s press credentials Wednesday night.
Acosta and the White House have tangled before. Trump views CNN as his biggest media enemy, often referring to the network as “fake news” and insulting its reporters. And Acosta has a reputation for pointing out when the president or White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders say something false.
Here are eight moments when Acosta sparred with the Trump White House.
SEE ALSO: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a doctored video of the Jim Acosta mic-grab that was shared hours earlier by the far-right site Infowars
After one of Trump’s first briefings as president, Acosta lamented that he seemed to avoid tough questions.
Following one of Trump’s first press briefings after his inauguration, in February 2017, Acosta pointed out that Trump appeared to be calling on news outlets he thought would be friendly.
Acosta told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that Trump only wanted to speak to politically conservative publications that wouldn’t probe about his alleged contacts with Russian officials, which was the major story at the time.
“In the last three news conferences, Wolf, all of the questions to the American news media have been handled by conservative press. I think, Wolf, there’s no other way to describe it, but the fix is in,” Acosta said. “This president does not want to answer questions, critical questions about his associates, his aide’s contacts with the Russians during the course of that campaign, just as his national security adviser is being run out of the White House on a rail.”
After being confronted about Acosta being heckled, Sarah Huckabee Sanders spread a false story about US media foiling plans to track Osama bin Laden.
Trump frequently taunts the media during his campaign rallies, and his crowds often chant “CNN sucks.” The refrain drew widespread attention in July, when Acosta shared video footage of people heckling him while he reported from one such rally.
Trump supporters were even denounced by Anthony Scaramucci, who had …read more
Source:: Business Insider