Trump threatens to revoke more reporters' press credentials

President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections

President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections

"I don't think he's a smart person but he has a loud voice", Trump told reporters in a testy 20-plus-minute exchange before he left for Paris and a World War I commemoration ceremony.

The White House has stood by its decision to revoke the access of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a fiery standoff with the president, and defended sharing an apparently doctored video on social media.

During a media gaggle outside the White House, CNN reporter Abby Phillip asked the president if he wants Matthew Whitaker, named acting attorney general, to "rein in" Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's overseeing the investigation into so-called "Russian collusion".

"The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship", the group said. Two battled until Trump called him "a rude, awful person" and said, "CNN should be ashamed of itself".

Some say video shared by press secretary Sarah Sanders on Twitter as justification for revoking Acosta's pass appeared to have been slightly altered when compared the original footage as posted by other news organizations. Trump added, "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is awful".

President Donald Trump was clearly still upset about the question April Ryan tried asking him during Wednesday's barn burner of a briefing, and he lashed out and called her a "loser" today.

"Pardon me, ma'am", Acosta tells the intern as she reaches for the mic, shifting to keep it out of her hands.

"She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened", the network said.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told "Fox and Friends" on November 8 "The reporter from NBC was already standing, getting ready to ask his question, and she was just doing her job, which was to reclaim the microphone that belongs to the federal government". "She doesn't know what the hell she's doing", Trump said of Ryan on Friday. In between the two questions, Trump attempted to move on, but Acosta refused.

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

These comments come after a very contentious week between the White House and Jim Acosta. And I think this also might be the first time I've seen Sarah Sanders take the woman's side on any subject ever, so good for her.

"When you're in the White House, this is a very sacred place to be", he said.

"Well I'm not a big fan of yours either", Trump said. "You have to treat the presidency with respect".