‘OUT!’ Trump orders CNN star Jim Acosta to leave Oval Office after reporter’s newest outburst
President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions.
Trump was with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan when he made the jab, which came after Acosta asked him a question relating to his ‘s***hole countries’ controversy.
A female press aide can be heard in video of the incident saying: ‘Thank you, everyone. Thank you.’ It appears that the press conference is being wrapped up.
The CNN journalist does not take this cue to stop asking questions and says: ‘Mr President, did you say you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say you want more people from Norway?’
Trump replies: ‘I want them to come from everywhere, everywhere.’
‘Thank you, Jim. It’s time to exit,’ a female aide is heard saying.
Acosta is heard attempting to ask another question.
‘Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world, people of color,’ the CNN journalist says.
Trump then looks at Acosta, points his finger at him and says: ‘Out.’
Acosta fired out a series of tweets following the encounter.
‘As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions. I have never encountered that before,’ Acosta wrote.
‘What occurred reminded me of something I would see in a different country. Certainly not at the WH. Certainly not in the U.S.’
Acosta added that he tried to ‘follow up on this in the Oval Office’ but was again rebuffed.
In a closed-door meeting about immigration last week, Trump allegedly said: ‘Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?’
The exact nature of his comment is not known because both he and politicians present at the meeting have provided different reports of what Trump said.
But it is believed that his comment was in reference to African nations and that he also made disparaging remarks about people from Haiti and El Salvador.
The Trump administration has both denied his comments and has claimed that they were misrepresented. Politicians present at the meeting have said or have refused to deny that he made the comments.
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Source : http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/16/out-trump-orders-cnn-star-jim-acosta-to-leave-oval-office-after-reporter-s-latest-outburst.html
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