Trump war on media takes tense turn with CNN reporter banned


WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) ‘ The White House war on the press took a new turn with the banning of a CNN reporter,

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) ‘ The White House war on the press took a new turn with the banning of a CNN reporter, marking a tense new phase in the long-running battle between President Donald Trump and his chief media antagonist. The ban on CNN’s Jim Acosta came after a heated exchange at a White House news conference Wednesday where Trump called the TV reporter a “rude, terrible person” and an “enemy of the people.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision to revoke Acosta’s pass hours after the event, claiming it was because Acosta was inappropriately “placing his hands” on a woman who was taking back a microphone.

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Donald Trump war on media takes tense turn with CNN reporter banned

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HISSY FIT: Arrogant CNN Makes White House Press Conference About Itself, Condemns Trump

After Wednesday’s free-wheeling and tense White House press conference, CNN went on the offensive against President Trump, illustrating a level of self-centeredness that’s unrivaled in the media and showing petty levels of emotion on-set reacting to the President’s condemnations and heated exchanges with chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, political analyst April Ryan, and PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor.’

Check out the video here of co-hosts Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper welcoming on Acosta like a triumphant Captain America who took on the President as if he were Thanos in Infinity War, but actually won.

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The gunman at the country dance bar was tall and wearing all black with a hood over his head and his face partly covered, witnesses told TV stations at the scene. He first fired on a person working the door, then appeared to open fire at random at the people inside, they said.

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Trump warns House Dems against ‘war-like’ posture in boastful, bitter remarks

President Donald Trump was at turns triumphal, resentful, conciliatory and combative in a Wednesday post-election press conference that exceeded even his usual freewheeling standards.

Rather than concede that a Democratic House could cost him dearly, Trump cast himself as the previous night’s big winner.

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‘I thought it was a very close to complete victory,’ Trump told reporters, saying that his party had ‘defied history’ by picking up Senate seats.

And amid mockery of GOP candidates who lost after refusing to embrace him on the stump and unusually barbed exchanges with reporters, the president sought to frame the politics of divided government to his advantage, setting up Democrats as an obstructionist party motivated by a zeal to bring down his presidency.

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Donald Trump forced out his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, just hours after the midterm elections, plunging the Russia investigation into deep uncertainty.’

In a letter to the US president, Mr Sessions wrote that ‘at your request, I am submitting my resignation’ ‘ making clear his hand was moved by Mr Trump.’

Matthew Whitaker, Mr Sessions’ chief of staff, will fill the role of acting attorney general while a permanent replacement is found.’

The move had been expected for months, with Mr Trump infuriated by Mr Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from overseeing the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.’

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