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".
A White House staff member steps in to try to take the microphone away from CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018.
"I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions, and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me", said Trump, who talked for almost 90 minutes despite the run-ins with reporters.
Trump also criticized American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan, calling her a "loser".
"You talk about somebody that's a loser; she doesn't know what the hell she's doing", Trump said of Ryan, in an unprompted diatribe. "But she's very nasty, and she shouldn't be".
Trump said he wasn't sure if the removal would be permanent.
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The yearly tech show takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 and is often used by firms to showcase TVs and screen technology. Making matters slightly awkward, the move was announced as Samsung hosted its own developer conference in San Francisco.
The White House's actions and account of them has drawn widespread condemnation, particularly from journalists and news organizations.
"You won't believe what the press gallery just did in Ottawa", the Conservatives told supporters in a 2013 fundraising email after the government refused to allow reporters - only photographers and TV cameras - to cover one of then-prime minister Stephen Harper's caucus speeches.
CNN said Trump's attacks on the press have gone too far. The video proved otherwise. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN said.
On Friday, Trump said of Acosta, "He was not nice to that young woman". You know, he gets paid to burst in.
"The most powerful man in the free world is verbally abusing journalists", she said.
A number of prominent journalism advocacy groups have come to Acosta's defense and called for an immediate restoration of his press pass. This level of hostility and rudeness has never been seen before at the White House.
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Apple announced it has taken $62.9bn (£48.2bn) in revenue for Q4 2018, an increase of 20 per cent ($52.5m) year-on-year. Apple said it would stop providing unit sales for iPhones , iPads, and Macs in fiscal 2019.
Ryan became a CNN contributor past year.
CNN's other White House reporters and producers have been unaffected by the action against Acosta. "Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offense and is unacceptable". "Obviously, I didn't put my hands on her or touch her as they're alleging". "You ask a lot of stupid questions", Trump told Phillip after she tried to ask him if acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was asked to rein in Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "You ask a lot of stupid questions".
CNN's Dana Bash tweeted this reaction: "Harvard University will be surprised to hear POTUS call one of their graduates - my friend and colleague Abby Phillip - stupid". President Trump responded that he didn't take questions from "Fake News" CNN. Indeed, he warned, to do so would risk validating the president's enemy-of-the-people narrative. [President Trump's] personal insults are nothing new.
"He's not able to finesse his disdain for certain people", Ryan said in an interview Friday.
Wednesday's press conference was the first President Donald Trump held after a hard-fought midterms battle in which he harped on the dangers posed by a migrant caravan approaching from Central America. CNN, she said, was irresponsible to suggest the president was to blame for a pipe bomb sent to the outlet in October.
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We got ourselves in front, somehow, I don't know how but when we did I expected us to go on from there. "We were the first ones to it and got it clear".