Jim Acosta Physically Grabs Microphone Away From Female Staffer


At a press conference in the White House's East Room today, CNN's Jim Acosta physically prevented a female White House staffer from taking away the microphone after President Trump told him to stop talking.

Though Trump tried to shut down Acosta's attempts at a follow-up - "That's enough", he said repeatedly, walking away from the microphone several times - Acosta did get in a second question about potential upcoming indictments in the Russian Federation investigation. And there is no better punching bag than CNN's Jim Acosta.

"That's enough. Excuse me that's enough".

'I wanted to challenge you, ' Acosta started but Trump interrupted him: 'Here we go.

Watch the fiery exchange above.

"Okay, just sit down, please", Trump said.

Trump and Acosta have long have a contentious relationship as the CNN reporter often asks the president questions that seemed created to illicit a reaction from him. "You are a rude, awful person; you shouldn't be working for CNN", said the president, pointing right at Acosta.

The dispute began when Acosta first asked Trump about the migrant caravan approaching the USA southern border.

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Acosta asked Trump about his rhetoric concerning the illegal alien horde that's approaching or southern border.

'CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them. You shouldn't be working for CNN.

'When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people, ' he told him.

"They're hundreds of miles away, that's not an invasion", Acosta said.

Acosta was helped by fellow reporter and NBC correspondent Peter Alexander, who called Acosta a "diligent reporter who busts his butt". The president continued to excoriate Acosta saying how he treats his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in the press briefings is awful.

"I'll tell you what", he added.

"It's such a hostile media".