BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump. Acosta tried to ask him another question before a female White House aide walked over to him.
Trump then told him, “That’s enough!”
Acosta continued to try to talk as the intern was seen trying to take the microphone from his hand. She grabbed the microphone but Acosta wouldn’t give it up and there was brief contact between the two. He later stated on CNN, “I would’ve been in my rights to punch the lady that was trying to take the microphone from me, and that would’ve confirmed what I have been saying for months, which is ‘words matter’. And because the president’s words pushed me into violence, if I would’ve knocked that woman out, President Trump should’ve been charged with assault, and not me.”