President Trump says more White House reporters could have credentials revoked

President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections

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"Give me a break".

Acosta, who's a frequent target of the president, had his press pass revoked late Wednesday after being accused of "placing his hands" on an intern who was trying to take a microphone away from him.

As many, including those who work in video editing noted, the clip is doctored and appears to be the one released by an editor who works for Alex Jones' fake news and conspiracy theories website InfoWars. But pulling the credentials of a White House reporter over nothing more than a personal grievance from the president is entirely unprecedented, even in Donald Trump's administration.

"That is just dishonest reporting", he added.

Regarding how long Acosta will be suspended, Trump said that "as far as I'm concerned, I haven't made that decision". "But it could be others, also", Trump said as quoted by The Daily Caller.

CNN said the move was done "in retaliation for his (Acosta's) challenging questions".

Acosta had been holding the microphone, trying to ask a follow-up question, while the president was calling on a different reporter. "He does that with everybody". "She gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise. He's a very unprofessional guy", Trump said. Whether it was with me or Ronald Reagan, he would have done the same thing.

"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country". "As visual journalists, we know that manipulating images is manipulating truth", said Whitney Shefte, president of the the White House News Photographers Association. As the Society of Professional Journalists warns, "injecting oneself into the story or creating news events for coverage is not objective reporting, and it ultimately calls into question the ability of a journalist to be independent, which can damage credibility". The video is clear, he did. "We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior", she wrote on Twitter.

The White House has stood by its decision to revoke the access of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a fiery standoff with the president, and defended sharing an apparently doctored video on social media.

"What a stupid question that is. But I watch you a lot and you ask a lot of stupid questions".

CNN journalist Abby Phillip asked President Donald Trump a question as he spoke with reporters before departing for France on the South Lawn of the White House, today, in Washington.

"I saw someone who I think was very very frustrated and very very angry that I was bringing up the fact that some people think he was emboldening white nationalists", Alcindor said on "Hardball With Chris Matthews" on Wednesday.

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