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WOW! Trump BLOWS UP at Jim Acosta: 'You are a rude, terrible person'

WOW! Trump BLOWS UP at Jim Acosta: 'You are a rude, terrible person'

After five years of covering the White House, CNN reporter Jim Acosta had his press pass revoked by the Trump administration Wednesday afternoon for an indefinite period of time.

Trump and Acosta have long have a contentious relationship as the CNN reporter often asks the president questions that seemed created to illicit a reaction from him.

Costa was called a "rude, bad person" by Trump at the press conference when he questioned the president.

The White House Correspondents' Association is denouncing the decision to bar Acosta, calling it unacceptable and disproportionate to the purported offence.

Reporters don't get routine access to the Prime Minister's Office, but media credentials to access Parliament Hill are managed by the National Press Gallery, not the PMO.

Trump appeared ready to walk out as Acosta clung to the microphone and persisted with questions about the president's views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the USA border.

"The question is: did the reporter make contact or not?"

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration", Sanders said in a statement.

CNN said Wednesday night that Acosta's suspension "was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today's press conference" and claimed Sanders "lied" in her explanation of what unraveled. "Jim Acosta has certainly does that and this is a moments that not just all reporters but all Americans should be really concerned about and stand together against". "That's not the way you're supposed to be running a press operation", he said.

John Legend then called Trump a "f**king embarrassment".

"It's unfortunate the White House is saying this", he said.

Around 35-minutes into the meltdown, Trump got into a heated exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta.

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN", Mr Trump snapped, adding "and if you did it well, you're ratings would be much better".

"Just sit down", Trump said.

In the wake of the incident, CNN also stood with Acosta as did many of Acosta's peers in the press.

Matt Dornic, a vice-president at CNN, said: "Absolutely shameful, @PressSec".

Knox added "We urge the White House to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action". It devolved into a difference of opinion about the term "invasion", which the president has used to describe this caravan. "As long as @realdonaldtrump is our President, I'm not taking a day off". He said she was rude for interrupting another reporter, though he did briefly answer one of Ryan's questions.