White House Pulls Jim Acosta’s CNN Press Pass After He Assaults Female Intern

At a White House press conference on Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta chopped away a White House intern’s arm when she tried to take a microphone from him to pass it to the next reporter. Now, the White House has banned Acosta for manhandling the intern.

Acosta was once again making a nuisance of himself with his showboating by refusing to yield the floor microphone to a White House intern after he had already asked several questions. Acosta reused to yield the mic even after the president said he would not answer any more of his questions and that it was time for the next reporter to have a shot.

A young woman in a purple dress reached to take the mic from him, but Acosta physically chopped her arm away. You could see how uncomfortable the young woman was. She was just doing her job, but Acosta violently slapped her away.

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In the video you can see Acosta slapping the woman’s arm:

Now, because Acosta physically swatted the intern’s arm, the White House has pulled Acosta’s White House press credentials.

Acosta jumped to his Twitter account to whine about the ban.

On Wednesday evening, the White House put out the following statement:

“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history. Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not being supportive of a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of an hour and a half – including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it is an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration. As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.” Sarah Sanders

This will make many conservative rejoice, for sure.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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