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White House suspends pass of CNN's Jim Acosta

AP  |  New York 

The has said that it has suspended the press pass of

The suspension comes after a heated confrontation on Wednesday between and during a conference.

They began sparring after asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from to the border. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, "That's enough!" and a unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.

White House has released a statement accusing Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern," calling it "absolutely unacceptable."

Trump's combative relationship with the media deteriorated further Wednesday with a conference where he called some reporters rude and accused a PBS of posing a racist question when she asked him about white nationalists.

"It's such a hostile media," Trump said during his post-midterms conference at the White House, after ordering of the to sit down when she tried to ask him a question.

The complained that the media did not cover the humming economy and was responsible for much of the country's divided politics. He said that "I can do something fantastic, and they make it look not good.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 07:05 IST