Concerns White House Sent Doctored Video

When Acosta challenged the president on his use of the word "invasion" to describe a caravan of mainly Honduran migrants and asylum seekers heading to the U.S. border, Trump launched an attack on the CNN journalist, as an aide tried to physically remove the microphone from Acosta's hands.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted the video, which shows Acosta asking a question to President Donald Trump on Wednesday as the intern tries to take his microphone away.

On asking how long Jim will be denied working inside the White House, Trump said he hadn't decided yet and hinted at some extremely unusual sanctions could be applied to more journalists, saying, "It could be others also".

Video producer Jamison Hermann that he suspected the clip was doctored after analyzing the press version of the video and the While House's version of the video frame by frame. "They gave a close-up view".

In a statement, CNN said that Phillip "did not ask a "stupid" question today at the White House".

"He gets paid to do that, he gets paid to burst in", Trump said, referring to how Acosta regularly bases his questions to White House officials around opinions, as he did on Thursday when he claimed that the migrant caravan "is not an invasion" without offering evidence.

The topic has been one of the main headlines in Washington since Wednesday when Trump abruptly fired Jeff Sessions as attorney-general and named Matthew Whitaker, who has strongly criticised the Russian Federation probe, to replace him.

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"Sit down! I didn't call you", Trump commanded after Ryan tried to ask him about alleged voter suppression in the midterm elections.

Trump deemed it a "stupid question".

One of Trump's most hostile exchanges this week with a reporter of color came when he sparred with Alcindor when she asked Trump whether he worries his rhetoric is emboldening white nationalists. [President Trump's] personal insults are nothing new. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN said. You know, he gets paid to burst in.

"I watch her get up - I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser". "She gets publicity and then she gets a pay raise or a contract with, I think, CNN".

"She's very nasty, and she shouldn't be", he said. "Surely", he wrote, "we must realize that if it works with CNN, this will just be the first time, and not the last". "But at the end of the day it was part of the American process". Alcindor declined to comment but tweeted after Wednesday's news conference, "I followed up the president calling my question "racist" with a policy question about his proposed middle class tax cut because that's what journalists do. I don't think he's a smart person but he has a loud voice", Trump told reporters in a testy 20-plus-minute exchange before he left for Paris and a World War I commemoration ceremony. But he said there could be others.

Chatelain said Trump's behavior demonstrates his contempt toward people of color and women, even as he continues to denounce many members of the media as "fake news."These reporters really represent three segments of the population that this president has often used to air out his deepest hostilities, and his deepest held racism", Chatelain said". The White House News Photographers Association has called the footage "deceptive, dangerous, and unethical", and of course, if true, such a manipulation would be an egregious violation of governmental and journalistic practices. All sense of media respect for the office of the President is gone, there is now pure hatred.

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