A visibly angry Trump called reporter Jim Acosta a "rude, bad person", after the CNN White House correspondent refused the president's orders to sit down and yield the microphone during the conference one day after the USA midterm election.
Phillip asked Trump whether he wanted Matt Whitaker, the newly-appointed acting attorney general, to rein in Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "What a stupid question that is".
"What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question", he emphasized. I mean, she intentionally disseminated doctored video to discredit a reputable journalist. "But I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions", Trump sneered.
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. Among those he brought up in that context was Ryan. She knows it. These are dark times and not only because of the pack of lying liars in charge.
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On Thursday, Sanders tweeted a video purportedly backing up her version of the events. Jim Acosta is not a serious White House correspondent; he is a 40-something member of a high school debate system who goes in there, takes a policy position, usually obviously against the administration, and debates the president, or debates Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and that's not the role of a White House correspondent. "I do think that they're trying to shut us down to some extent, inside the White House press corps". Trump repeatedly told Ryan to sit down, adding that the media was hostile. "And this President doesn't like that, so I'm a loser?" she asked incredulously. Her question was about the widespread concerns that Trump's rhetoric emboldens white nationalists. But many on social media pointed out that Trump has a history of questioning black people's intelligence. Ryan fired back with a response. "A very special place", Trump said. Among the African-American figures are Democratic Reps. "You have to treat the presidency with respect". CNN released a statement via Twitter, as did The White House Correspondents' Association. There are those saying this was definitely doctored (the AP) and those saying it definitely was not (Vice) and several people in between saying this doesn't appear to be doctored but does have a couple extra frames along with framerate, compression, and other issues that made it look different than the original C-Span clip. Alcindor declined to comment but tweeted after Wednesday's news conference, "I followed up the president calling my question "racist" with a policy question about his proposed middle class tax cut because that's what journalists do".
As the reporter continued, Mr Trump declared: "That's enough, put down the mic" and walked away from his own podium, as if leaving.