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.”
— WHCA (@whca) November 8, 2018
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.