Trump lashes out at a CNN reporter, calls him a "terrible person"
Trump went on criticising Jim saying, "CNN should be ashamed of you. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn't be working for CNN."
Washington: President Donald Trump on Friday seemed fretting and fuming at media journalists, instructing them to show more respect in the “sacred” White House. He also refused to answer a reporter's question because Mr. President found it "stupid."
The American President lost his cool and lashed out on reporters assigned to cover him in White house here, on Wednesday. He didn't stop there and kept on interrupting questions from many reporters.
One of such incidents took place when, Jim Acosta, a reporter from CNN, asked Trump about his take on a Russian caravan moving from Central America towards the border with the US terming it a Russian invasion. He also asked why Mr. President consider it as an invasion? To which Trump said as "I consider it as an invasion, you and I have a difference of opinion. I want them to come into the country but they have to come in legally. They have to come in through a process."
On several occasions Trump could be seen shushing, interrupting the reporter. Jim also took home some advice from Mr. President who seemed to be in a very bad mood during session. Trump asked him to let him run the country while he(Jim) runs CNN.
Trump went on criticising Jim saying, "CNN should be ashamed of you. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn't be working for CNN." At the end he called the media present there very Hostile . "It's such a hostile media."
It seemed like Trump had been lecturing the media on their behavioural conduct and couldn't help but faintly trying to maintain the White House decorum.
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Moments earlier Trump had defended his decision to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta following their exchange at Wednesday's press conference. He said that Acosta "is a very unprofessional guy”.
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."
Trump also criticised another reporter, April Ryan, who works for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN, referring him as "a loser" and "very nasty."
He went on saying that the bad blood between him and the media was the fault of journalists showing insufficient deference.
"When you're in the White House, this is a very sacred place to me. It's a very special place. You have to treat the White House with respect. You have to treat the presidency with respect," Trump said.