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Drama as White House revokes CNN Reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials after argument with Trump

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President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide takes away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The White House has revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials Wednesday after he had a heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a press conference.

“As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

Acosta also tweeted that he had been denied entrance to the White House, where he was scheduled to film a spot for CNN.

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Jim Acosta

I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit

He also shared video of the incident.

Jim Acosta

The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his job. (Sorry this video is not rightside up)

Earlier that day, Trump tore into Acosta at the White House press conference, calling him 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 aide tried to grab it from him, infuriating Trump.

“I’ll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them … You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” Trump said to Acosta.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: HuffPost

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