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CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Unfortunate” To See White House Say I Touched / “Put My Hands” On Intern

CNN’s Jim Acosta describes his interaction with President Donald Trump during a press conference and then later finding out his press pass has been suspended because of an alleged physical confrontation with an intern over a microphone.

“I was just trying to ask a question of the president at this press conference,” he said. “And it was obviously a question they didn’t like. It was about his racist ad on the caravan… He and I were going back and forth… and as you can see in this video, this intern came up to me… and attempted to take the microphone away from me.”

“All I can say is at that point I was trying to hang on to the microphone,” Acosta said about the interaction. “Obviously I didn’t put my hands on her or touch her as they are alleging. And it is just unfortunate that the White House is saying this.”

“I think I handled myself professionally,” Acosta said.

Jim Acosta “placing his hands on a young woman,” according to the White House from r/gifs


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