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White House Suspends Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials

'We will never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job' as an intern, says Sarah Sanders in tweets about the decision

He’s outta there.

Late on Wednesday, Sarah Sanders said in a series of tweets that the White House was suspending CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass as a result of his out-of-bounds behavior earlier today during a press conference with President Donald Trump.

Acosta himself acknowledged this on Wednesday evening, writing in part in a tweet at 7:46 p.m., “I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH.”

During an exchange with the president earlier on Wednesday — an exchange in which Acosta repeatedly interrupted the president, tried to lecture him about the approaching migrant caravans from Central America, refused to turn over the mic to other reporters when a White House intern tried to take the mic from him, and even engaged in a bit of tug-of-war with her over the microphone — Trump called the CNN correspondent “a rude and terrible person.”

The reporter continued to press and interrupt the president about his characterization of the migrant caravan as an invasion.

“That’s enough, put down the mic,” Trump told Acosta.

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“CNN should be ashamed of themselves [for] having you work for them. You are a rude and terrible people and you shouldn’t be working for CNN. You are a very rude person … The way you treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders is horrible and the way you treat other people … you shouldn’t treat people that way.”

Acosta had asked about the migrant caravan and the president’s use of images of it during the midterm election campaign — and he interrupted the president several times when Trump tried to give an answer.

Trump maintained his view that the migrants do, in fact, represent an invasion of this country and left their disagreement of the group of illegal immigrants making their way here as being a difference of opinion.

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Acosta pushed even as the president tried to move onto another NBC News journalist, Peter Alexander, for a question.

Trump responded by saying he didn’t like Alexander all that much either. But before Alexander even got the chance to ask a question, Acosta stood back up and started interrupting again.

The migrant caravan has steadily grown to several thousand people as it’s proceeded toward the border from Honduras.

Trump has mobilized the military to support National Guard and Border Patrol agents already on the border.

He has also threatened to cut aid to the countries that let the migrants pass through.

The migrants still have a long trip ahead before they actually reach the United States, but they’ve declared their intentions of entering the country no matter what it takes.

The issue moved to the forefront of the midterm elections with the approaching hordes challenging the stricter approach to immigration laws the president has pursued.

Trump has been challenged on his power to restrict immigration throughout his presidency — and the caravan is no different.

Here are the tweets issued by Sarah Sanders today — then check out the video of the Trump-Acosta exchange below.

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