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CNN Reporter Has Been Banned From The White House


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A CNN reporter has been banned from the White House following a tense exchange with Donald Trump.

Jim Acosta has been accused of unacceptable conduct during a news conference, with the White House claiming he put his hands on a female intern who was trying to take the microphone from him.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement making the claim.

The claim has been branded 'a lie' by Acosta, who also posted a video of his pass being taken by Secret Service staff.

Trump criticises 'rude' Acosta, CNN

The situation arose during a press conference held in the White House following the mid-term elections.

Mr Acosta, who is CNN's Chief White House Correspondent, started to question President Trump on certain issues brought up in the campaign, which resulted in the exchange:

Following this, NBC's Peter Alexander was next to ask questions, but began by defending Mr Acosta:

"In Jim's defence, I've traveled with him in Washington. He's a diligent reporter."

The US President wasn't in a particularly cheery mood, following his party's performance in the Mid-Term elections on Tuesday.

His Republican party lost control of the House of Representatives, but did hold onto the Senate.


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