Trump attempted to dodge the question, but when Acosta persisted, Trump went off. "He and I were going back and forth".
Acosta persisted, saying: "They are hundreds of miles away". But a frame-by-frame comparison with an Associated Press video of the same incident shows that the one tweeted by Sanders appears to have been altered to speed up Acosta's arm movement as he touches the intern's arm, according to Abba Shapiro, an independent video producer who examined the footage at the AP's request.
The exchange btween the president and Acosta quickly grew heated, with the president telling Acosta, "you let me run the country, and you can run CNN".
He said that until the revocation, Sessions' departure was likely to be the topic of Acosta's and others' reporting this evening.
Defending Acosta, the CNN said the Trump administration's decision was "a threat to democracy".
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As the hour-long Q and A trundled on, at one point Trump yelled at reporters to "sit down" and regularly barked down reporters with phrases like: "Excuse me, you were not called on".
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What happened at the earlier press conference?
The article also talked of how the midterm elections "put a dent" in Trump's armour "both by exposing weaknesses in the Midwest and assuring sustained congressional investigations over the next two years".
"I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions, and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me", said Trump, who talked for almost 90 minutes despite the run-ins with reporters.
He repeated that Acosta was a "very rude person", adding, "the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting", referring to his White House press secretary.
But as Acosta pressed on and Alexander stood there, Trump turned back to the CNN reporter. "I do think that they're trying to shut us down to some extent, inside the White House press corps". "President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history". "Even if President Trump doesn't intend it, some see him as directly appealing to the racists", she wrote. The tweeted video also does not have any audio, which Shapiro said would make it easier to alter. "I never thought that in this country I wouldn't be able to cover the president of the United States just for asking a question", he said.