CNN's Jim Acosta has press pass suspended by White House, Sarah Sanders announces


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CNN's Jim Acosta has press pass suspended by White House, Sarah Sanders announces

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass to access the White House was suspended Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump.

Acosta tweeted: "I've just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit."

Press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Acosta's tweet in a statement, claiming the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from his "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern." She called the behavior "absolutely unacceptable."

The CNN reporter, during a news conference at the White House earlier Wednesday, got into a heated debate with Trump after he asked the president about the migrant caravan. Trump told Acosta to let him do his job.

As President Donald Trump watches, a White House aide takes the microphone from CNN's Jim Acosta, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN,” Trump told Acosta.

The reporter tried to ask him another question before a female White House aide walked over to him.

Trump then told him, “Thats enough!”

Acosta continued to try to talk as the intern was seen trying to take the microphone from his hand. She grabbed the microphone but Acosta wouldn't give it up.

In a follow-up tweet, the reporter posted a video to Twitter in which he talks to who he says is a Secret Service agent," who tells Acosta, "I was just told to do it."

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

By: FOX News

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