Acosta All Smiles After Lawsuit Win: ‘Let’s Get Back To Work’

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta addressed his assembled fellow reporters briefly after a judge ruled that the White House must immediately reinstate his press credentials.

“I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week,” he said. “And I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today. Let’s go back to work.”

The White House took Acosta’s credentials after a contentious press conference when he got in a heated back-and-forth with President Donald Trump. When Acosta aggressively tried to get an answer to his question, Trump lost his temper and called Acosta a “rude, terrible person.”

Shortly thereafter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stripped Acosta of his credentials, claiming that he had touched a White House press intern who tried to take his microphone. She backed up the bogus claim with a doctored video manipulated to make it look like Acosta struck the young woman.

The White House soon dropped that phony excuse, instead claiming that Acosta’s grandstanding was unfair to the other White House press corps reporters.

Watch Acosta’ statement here:

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  1. Alt headline: Trump Gets Acosta’d

  2. Avatar for newton newton says:

    Great news. Still… every swipe at the press does additional damage to our democracy. Trump and his goons know this and are just planning the next strike.

  3. Good. Glad he/CNN fought back. The ban was bullshit.

  4. Make sure you wave to Sarah and we’ll record it fast speed

  5. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    next move by Trump? it will have to be a whopper - especially since this also effectively says the altering the video stunt was a cheap trick - and - even more important in Trump’s twisted mind this must go down as a “WIN” for Acosta & CNN and a fine piece of a publicly humiliating “LOSS” for Trump - since Trump takes all moments of being displayed as a “LOSER” as a personal assault (even if he brings it on himself - he blames the other person) - and he reflexively tries to strike back with something 10X more brutal than what happened to him with the intent of significantly hurting the opponent.

    what will the angry, effectively admonished Trump do ?
    … ignore Acosta - simply not recognize him - treat Acosta like he is invisible?
    … unleash an unhinged verbal tirade at Acosta and CNN?
    … not have press conferences for a while? just do impromptu ‘interviews’ with select individuals?
    … start a war with Canada?
    … apologize and behave properly and develop a sense of professionalism and decorum?

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