‘Out Of Line’: WH Correspondents Association Blasts Acosta Ban

Jim Acosta, Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, speaks on camera after US President Donald Trump held an event about the passage of tax reform legislation on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC,... Jim Acosta, Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, speaks on camera after US President Donald Trump held an event about the passage of tax reform legislation on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, December 20, 2017. Trump hailed a "historic" victory Wednesday as the US Congress passed a massive Republican tax cut plan, handing the president his first major legislative achievement since taking office nearly a year ago. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 8, 2018 9:21 am
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The White House Correspondents Association “strongly objects” to the White House’s decision to revoke the press credentials of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who was given a lashing from President Trump on Wednesday for continuing to pepper the President with questions when Trump tried to move on to another reporter.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the WHCA called the White House’s actions “out of line.”

The White House claims that Acosta was physically aggressive with a press intern who tried to take the microphone out of his hands. Footage of the press conference on Wednesday shows Acosta trying to keep the intern from grabbing the microphone. The White House shared a video of the incident to justify its actions and some claim the video has been doctored to make Acosta’s movement appear more aggressive.

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