Donald Trump berates Jim Acosta in contentious White House news conference

Trump Press Conference Acosta Rude

Trump Press Conference Acosta Rude

In a lengthy press conference Wednesday following a Democratic takeover of the House, President Donald Trump denounced the Mueller investigation as a "disgrace" and shouted at several CNN reporters.

Acosta began by asking Trump about the migrant caravan that is now making its way to the United States-Mexico border from Central America.

"Honestly? I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN".

A White House aide tried to take the microphone away from Acosta, who wouldn't give it up.

"I'm not concerned about anything with the Russian investigation because it's a hoax", Trump snapped.

"Pardon me, ma'am", he said, while twisting his body away from her grasp. I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. "You are are a rude, awful person". You shouldn't be working for CNN. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is awful.

Acosta then stood again to push back against Trump, referencing the pipe bombs that were recently sent to CNN's offices.

"When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people", Trump told Acosta.

When Acosta started to ask Trump about his comments calling a migrant group marching toward the southern United States border an "invasion", Trump said that's what he still considers it. "They didn't come from Hollywood", Mr Trump says about one of his campaign ads.

He also told Urban Radio's April Ryan to sit down, and hectored other reporters for shouting questions at him.

'That's enough, ' Trump said pointing at Acosta, who kept trying to talk.

"Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either", Trump quipped, adding, "You aren't the best".

"It's such a hostile media".

He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters - especially CNN's Jim Acosta.

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