The White House says it's suspending CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass after heated exchange with Trump

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

  • CNN senior White House reporter Jim Acosta's "hard pass" press credentials has been suspended "until further notice," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
  • The decision comes after a tense stand-off between Acosta and President Donald Trump during a press conference on Wednesday.
  • During the press conference, Trump dodged a question from Acosta when a White House intern walked up to take his microphone away. Acosta held on to the microphone.
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CNN senior White House reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials has been suspended "until further notice," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

The decision comes after a tense stand-off between Acosta and President Donald Trump during a press conference on Wednesday.
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During the press conference, Trump dodged a question from Acosta when a White House intern walked up to take his microphone away. Acosta held on to the microphone.

Sanders said the White House "will never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern."

"This conduct is absolutely unacceptable," Sanders added. "It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question."
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