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CNN Reporter Jim Acosta's White House Press Pass Suspended After Argument With ...

The White House revoked Jim Acosta’s press credentials Wednesday after he had a heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a news conference and an intern tried to grab a microphone from the CNN reporter.

Acosta also tweeted that he had been denied entrance to the White House, where he was scheduled to film a spot for CNN, a network Trump has repeatedly targeted as “fake news.”

“It was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today’s press conference,” CNN communications said in a statement posted to Twitter.

At the White House news conference Wednesday, Trump called Acosta a “rude, terrible person” when he refused to sit down after asking the president about a racist anti-immigration ad his re-election campaign had paid for and promoted ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Acosta refused to give up the microphone when a White House intern tried to grab it from him, infuriating Trump.

Reporters quickly began defending Acosta and denounced the accusation Sanders lodged at him.

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