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By Jason Abbruzzese and Dennis Romero
President Donald Trump’s ongoing swept with Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief executive officer house correspondent, cooked over Wednesday, with Trump oral berating journalist before the White House eventually discontinued his presidential entry.
Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House. He added another that he did not “blame” the US secretary who stopped him.
“I know he’s just doing his job,” wrote Acosta.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement saying that the reporter’s “hard pass” was interrupted because of his attempt to control a microphone during Wednesday’s press conference with the president.
She called Acosta’s behavior “absolutely unacceptable”.
“It is also completely disrespectful for the reporters’ colleagues not to let them have an opportunity to ask a question,” says Sanders.
Earlier this day, Trump Acosta called “a rude, horrible person “as he tried to ask the president a question.
The exchange came during a white box press conference on the 2018 half-time election, where Trump called out failed Republican candidates who did not “embrace” him.
Trump began to ask questions and urged Acosta, who tried to ask the president’s characterization of a migrating caravan of about 4,000 Central American immigrants who go through Mexico to claim asylum in the United States
Trump immediately interrupted Acosta when the journalist began asking his question. “Here we go,” said Trump to Acosta.
Acosta then challenged Trump’s use of the word “invasion” to describe the caravan and asked the president if he thought he had demonized immigrants. Trump said he wanted immigrants to “come in legal”.
When the president tried to go to another journalist, Acosta denied giving up the microphone and asked about possible allegations by Robert Mueller Special Council based on the ongoing investigation of the Trump Presidential Campaign.
Trump told Acosta to “put down the microphone” and a white house official tried to take the microphone from the CNN correspondent but he would not give it up.
Acosta finally left the microphone and sat down, but Trump then began to spell him from the lecturer.
“CNN is ashamed to have you work for them,” said Trump. “You are a rude, terrible person. You should not work for CNN.”
Trump added that the way Acosta had treated Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was “terrible”.
The President then moved to deal with the next questionnaire, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta.
“In Jim’s defense, I have traveled with him and looked at him, he is a diligent reporter who changes his ass like the rest of us,” said Alexander.
“I’m not a big fan of yours either,” said Trump.
Acosta then stood up and began talking to the president of the microphone, as the president replied, “When you report false news, what CNN does much, you’re the enemy of the people.”
Acosta later tweeted his thanks ] to Alexander.
Later at the press conference, Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS asked the president to notice a nationalist and whether he felt emboldened white nationalists.  “I do not know why you should say that,” said Trump. “It’s such a racist issue.”
Judy Woodruff, anchor and manager of PBS NewsHour, tweeted her support for Alcindor .
Alcindor tweeted later: “I simply ask the question if the public wants to know. “
” I followed up the president who called my question “racist” with a political question about his proposed middle class tax reduction because that is what journalists do, “Alcindor, who is black, says in another tweet . “We press. We focus on the privilege of asking questions about a living. We do the job. “
Trump also repeatedly told in April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, to add and add that” it’s so hostile media. “
The news conference lasted almost an hour and a half making it one of Trump’s presidencies.
CNN released a statement through its PR account who took up the exchange with Acosta.
” This president’s ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far, “said the company.” They are not only dangerous, they are worrying American. While President Trump has made himself clear, he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn commitment to protect it. A free press is crucial for democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his co-workers journalists everywhere. “
Ronna McDaniel, President of the Republican National Committee, criticized Acosta for his part in the exchange.
” We all value a free press, but it is unfortunate that some reporters seem to be more interested in having their own cable program than to do their jobs, says McDaniel in a statement. “Media grandstanding has gone overboard.”
Trump and Acosta have spun before, with the CNN journalist emerging as one of the president’s favorite personal goals for his broader media criticism. In July, Trump refused to take a question from Acosta during a press conference with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May.
“CNN is false news,” said Trump. “I’m not taking any questions from CNN.”
CORRECTION (November 7, 2018, 3:14 pm ET): An earlier version of this article has misspelled the United Prime Minister’s first name. She’s Theresa May, not Teresa.