A video expert had told The Associated Press that the video appeared doctored to speed up Acosta's arm movement and make his gesture more threatening; the White House used that encounter to justify pulling Acosta's credentials. He started off his exchange with the president by saying that he will "challenge" Trump on his description of the migrant caravan. The way you treat other people is terrible.
"Journalists may use a range of approaches to carry out their jobs and the WHCA does not police the tone or frequency of the questions its members ask of powerful senior government officials, including the President", the WHCA said.
"That's enough. That's enough ..."
Ryan phoned in to CNN to respond to the President's comments.
I don't remember any "without evidence" headlines in the media when Obama was pushing ObamaCare and telling the American people in speech after speech that they would be able to keep their doctors and health insurance, do you? "What a stupid question, but I watch you a lot; you ask a lot of stupid questions".
When a White House intern tried to take a microphone from Acosta, he blocked her with his arm. But she's very nasty, and she shouldn't be. "A combination of a reduction in the quality of the video, a slowing-down of the video, and the particular vantage point of the CSPAN video gives the appearance that there was more contact between the reporter and the intern than there probably was".
"I am now giving my hard pass to the Secret Service", he says in the video posted to Twitter.
Two late-night comics, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, both said on their shows Thursday that Sanders should be fired for her action. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. "Reince is a good man", Trump told reporters waiting on the tarmac in pouring rain.
Mr Acosta has had his White House media credentials withdrawn following a fiery row with Trump during a Presidential press conference yesterday.
"He does this with everybody".
"Things got uncomfortable when Acosta refused to turn over the microphone to an intern who reached out to remove it from him, and then stood up to continue his banter without the microphone", McBride and Tompkins said. "If you got to know April as I know her, you would love her too. A very special place", Trump said. "Look, I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice". "But it could be others also".
The video was allegedly originally made by an employee of Infowars, a far-right conspiracy website, The Guardian reported. A White House staffer attempted to grab the mic from the reporter, but he easily fended her off.
He continued, "When you're in the White House, this is a very sacred place to me".
"First of all, thank you for being kind enough to understand that those words are awful for a sitting United States President versus someone who's been covering presidents from before him and will probably after he leaves" Ryan said.