WATCH: Trump, CNN's Acosta clash at news conference

"You are a rude, terrible person" Trump says to reporter

Chris Miller
November 07, 2018 - 3:37 pm

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President Donald Trump and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta crossed words with each other during Wednesday's post-election White House news conference.

Acosta was asking Mr. Trump about some of his statements regarding the migrant caravan when the president told Acosta "you should let me run the country and you run CNN and if you did it well, you're ratings would go up."

Acosta then attempted a question about the Russia investigation as the president tried to move on to another reporter, leading to a heated exchange.

"That's enough, put down the mic!" the president said to Acosta. "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them. You are a rude, terrible person."

CNN responded on its Twitter:

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