White House suspends CNN reporter’s credentials after contentious press conference

Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 07, 2018

The White House says it has suspended the press pass of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

The suspension comes after a heated confrontation Wednesday between Acosta and President Donald Trump during a news conference.

They began sparring after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, “That’s enough!” and a White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.

Also during the press conference, President Trump claimed victory in the midterm elections, despite losing the House of Representatives to Democratic control.

Mr. Trump said his help pushed several candidates to victory.

“As an example of the 11 I campaigned with last week, nine won,” the president said.

He also distanced himself from Republicans who lost.

“Mia Love gave me no love, but then she lost,” Trump said of the Utah Republican who failed in her House re-election bid Tuesday. “Too bad.”

He listed several other losing Republican lawmakers he said rejected his “embrace,” including Peter Roskam in Illinois and Barbara Comstock in Virginia.