Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump calls reporter 'rude, terrible person' at press conference following midterm elections

Trump calls reporter 'rude, terrible person' at press conference following midterm elections

CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked Trump during a news conference about the President's claim there was an impending invasion by people in the refugee caravan.

"If I can ask on the Russian investigation", Acosta urged. But before asking his question, he started by defending Acosta as a "diligent reporter".

Mr. Trump responded, "Honestly, I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN". "I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them".

When Alexander asked Trump if he's trying to pit Americans against each other with his rhetoric about Democrats, he retorted "what are you trying to be [Acosta]?"

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Acosta physically prevented a female White House staffer from taking away the microphone after President Trump told him to stop talking.

"Just sit down, please", Trump told Acosta, who asked the president off mic about his description of the media as "the enemy of the people". You shouldn't be working for CNN, ' the president said to Acosta.

A White House aide tried to grab the microphone from Acosta, but the CNN reporter refused to give it up, infuriating the president. You are a rude bad person. The president continued to excoriate Acosta saying how he treats his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in the press briefings is bad.

When Acosta repeated his assertion that the caravan is not "an invasion", Trump became enraged.

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'The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting, ' he said.

Watch the exchange between Trump and Acosta below, then hit the comments with your reactions.

Trump shot back: "Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either, to be honest".

"I don't know why you'd say that".

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"Very hostile. Such a hostile media. That's such a racist question", Trump said to Alcindor, who is black.

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