Trump claims video distributed by White House wasn't altered

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'

"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.

Trump had scolded the reporter earlier on Wednesday when he asked about the migrant caravan and the Russian Federation investigation. "Nobody manipulated it", said Trump.

"I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice", Mr. Trump said of the journalist.

"As visual journalists, we know that manipulating images is manipulating truth", said Whitney Shefte, the association's president. "That's not doctoring", Trump later said.

US President Donald Trump (R) gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (C) as NBC correspondent Peter Alexander (L) looks on during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2018.

"Pardon me, ma'am", Acosta said to the intern after the momentary graze and before relinquishing his turn to speak directly to Trump.

After Acosta asked about the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, Trump tried to turn to Alexander, but Acosta continued to ask questions.

"If you have ever seen him deal with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, it's a disgrace". The video proved otherwise.

In response, CNN said through its Twitter feed that Phillip's question wasn't stupid.

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Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University Jonathan Albright and other observers later said the clip was likely doctored to make Acosta appear more aggressive than he actually was. He gets paid to do that, you know he gets paid to burst in.

CNN has been working behind the scenes on a resolution that would restore Acosta's pass.

CNN categorized the White House banning its reporter an "unprecedented decision" based on "lies" and said Acosta had the network's full support. The president previously called the press the "enemy of the people" and attempted to undermine reporting with which he does not agree.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the White House's decision on Fox News, saying, "There are journalists here at the White House in the White House press corps who every single day try to do their job by getting the story".

"CNN is the lowest rated cable news network even though it has embraced a "hate-Trump" posture". "Surely", he wrote, "we must realize that if it works with CNN, this will just be the first time, and not the last".

These comments come after a very contentious week between the White House and Jim Acosta. Later Sarah Sanders tweeted that Acosta had been "placing hands" on the intern. "You want to talk about someone who's a loser".

Mr. Acosta stated his opinion that the caravan wasn't an "invasion", as Mr. Trump has asserted, instead of asking a question.

Phillip and Ryan are two of a small number of African American women who cover the White House. Her question was about the widespread concerns that Trump's rhetoric emboldens white nationalists. Trump's insults "are nothing new".

After Friday morning's Q&A session, Ryan called into CNN and said she shook off his insults. But the fact that the spokesperson for the President of the United States tweeted a misleading video and then stood by it underscored the danger and wide-reaching impact of the possible information wars.

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