Trump says CNNs Acosta a rude, awful person over question about immigrants

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CNN responded to the incident saying the president's "attacks on the press have gone too far".

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Among the issues that reporters brought up, Acosta asked for a comment on the refugee caravan heading for the U.S. -Mexico border.

"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.

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country".

Acosta then badgered the president, asking, "Did you demonize immigrants?"

When Manigault-Newman, once Trump's highest-ranking black adviser, first claimed such tapes existed, she was on a PR tour promoting her tell-all book.

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The president maintained that troops will not use excessive force to corral the migrants, but said violence will not be tolerated. Trump repeatedly blamed Democrats and the courts for the caravan and other unauthorized immigration.

Trump continued: "CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you working for them". "You're a very rude, awful person". "And you shouldn't be working for CNN". To NBC's Peter Alexander, who defended Jim Acosta: 'Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either'. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible. The way you treat [White House Press Secretary] Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is frightful. "You should not treat people that way".

"Mia Love gave me no love", the president said.

When asked if it began with him, the president replied: "I do have the right to fight back. You are not the best".

"Just sit down", Trump said.

The same day that President Trump labeled CNN reporter Jim Acosta "a rude, awful person", singer John Legend issued a sharp condemnation about the president himself. But he did call Pelosi to congratulate her Tuesday night when it was clear the House had flipped, and he even had a conciliatory tweet for her Wednesday morning.

"Very hostile. Such a hostile media". Many have threatened to use the subpoena power they will gain in January to investigate Trump and administration actions. Asked about his declaration of being a "nationalist", and if he understands that some see that as emboldening white nationalists, Trump again went off the rails. On Oprah: 'I don't know if she likes me anymore, but that's okay.'7. He turned the question against the reporter, saying it was a racist question, that he loves America and that he has delivered many jobs for African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans.

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