White House accused of tweeting doctored video of CNN reporter

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

Trump told Acosta to "put down the mic" and a White House staffer tried to take the microphone from the CNN correspondent but he wouldn't give it up.

During the press conference, Acosta aggressively questioned Trump; when Trump tried to move on to other reporters, Acosta continued to ask questions, and both men interrupted each other repeatedly. In the exchange, Trump called Acosta a "rude, awful person" and suggested CNN should fire him.

Video used by White House officials to justify revoking the credentials of a CNN reporter was altered before it was shared with the public, an analysis of the video by social media verification service Storyful reveals.

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Trump kept his answers short, taking shots at Acosta several times before moving to end the questioning.

Co-host Sunny Hostin of "The View" actually said Thursday that the poor White House intern who tried to take the mic away from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta as he grandstanded during a press conference was the one who did the assaulting.

- Rafael Shimunov (@rafaelshimunov) November 8, 2018Correction: the white house --uploaded a doctored video-- there is no evidence that they are the source of the doctored video.

Mr Acosta is seen trying to keep hold of the microphone while Trump's aide makes three unsuccessful attempts to take it from him.

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"Journalists should be able to do their job without fear that a tough series of questions will provoke retaliation", said CPJ's Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch. "While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it", CNN added. "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". "To be honest. You aren't the best", he said.

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But even video is subject to dispute: Users on Twitter began to say that the video Sanders shared was doctored and misleading. Shortly afterward, CNN said: "In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied".

"I worked with Jim @Acosta at CNN. We stand by our statement", Sanders told Fox News when reached for comment.

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

Looking back at Acosta, who again rose up in his own defense, Trump added: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people". "Its deceptive, unsafe and unethical", said association president Whitney Shefte.

It's unusual for the White House to pull the so-called hard passes from journalists. You and I have a difference of opinion. He called reporters rude, hostile, unfair.

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