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CNN reporter loses White House access

IANS  |  Washington 

The has withdrawn the from for confronting US at a press conference following the mid-term results.

The at the on Wednesday engaged in a tense tug-of-war with Trump, who after answering several of his questions, said "That's enough. Put down the mic... I tell you what, should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person."

A immediately approached and unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from him, news reported.

Hours later White House tweeted: "As a result of today's incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the involved until further notice."

was asked by an agent of the for his accreditation after leaving the presidential building, according to a video of the moment shared by the on

"Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration.

"We will, however, never tolerate a placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable," is, however, the explanation given by Sanders.

"The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it's an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this administration," she said in a statement.

In response, Acosta said, "This is a lie."

The allows a select group of journalists to freely enter and leave the White House and cover the president's day-to-day life.

The incident that triggered the White House decision on Acosta had occurred during the press conference in which Trump assessed the results of Tuesday's midterm elections.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 09:10 IST
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