‘SIT DOWN’: Trump brands CNN re­porter a ‘rude, ter­ri­ble per­son’ at press con­fab

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Fired-up Don­ald Trump be­came em­broiled in a con­fronta­tional ex­change with White House re­porters Wed­nes­day la­belling one a “rude, ter­ri­ble per­son” in a “fake news” blast. Tem­pers flared when the Pres­i­dent re­fused to an­swer ques­tions from CNN re­porter Jim Acosta (in­set) about the mi­grants head­ing for the US bor­der and Rus­sian med­dling in the US elec­tion. “That’s enough,” Trump said re­peat­edly as Acosta con­tin­ued to try and ask his ques­tions. When a White House aide bizarrely at­tempted to snatch the mi­cro­phone from him, Acosta quickly yanked it back. “I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of it­self hav­ing you work­ing for them,” the Pres­i­dent said, shak­ing a fin­ger at Acosta. “You are a rude, ter­ri­ble per­son.” The White House on Wed­nes­day evening sus­pended the press pass of the re­porter fol­low­ing the heated row with the pres­i­dent.

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