Now Trump suggests that reporters will risk their credentials if they do not treat the White House and the presidency with "respect".
"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. Acosta then insisted the caravan of Central American immigrants "is not an invasion" and pressed Trump on his use of that word. He commented on the Acosta event: "Not only didn't he accost her-he said 'pardon me, ma'am.' But that's where the Hucka-B.S. machine comes in". Kimmel went on to say that it's completely ridiculous for the White House Press Secretary to "intentionally disseminated doctored video footage to discredit a reputable journalist", and as such, "she should be fired".
The events that led on Wednesday to the White House barring CNN correspondent Jim Acosta are a sad commentary on our national dialogue. Furthermore, during his press conferences, the president has a right to tell a reporter that his turn is up and that he is moving on to another person.
On Wednesday, Trump accused Yamiche Alcindor, PBS NewsHour White House correspondent, of asking a "racist question" when she inquired about the public perception that he was "emboldening white nationalists" on the campaign trail. She knows it. These are dark times and not only because of the pack of lying liars in charge.
In response to Sanders' statement about why his pass had been revoked, Acosta tweeted simply, "This is a lie". He gets paid to do that ...
The White House is standing its ground, and, in a statement on Thursday, Sanders said that she stands by her previous position.
"It could be others also", he said.
"I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man. I will continue to ask the questions that affect America, all of America". "In particular, if you look at original, higher-quality videos from other vantage points you can more clearly see that while there was some contact between the reporter and intern, he did not strike her as his hand comes down".
"At every good news organization of which I've been aware over 35 years in and around journalism, it has been a bedrock principle that subjects don't get to choose the reporters who cover them, which includes not getting to veto reporters they don't like", Tofel wrote.