President Trump calls CNN's Jim Acosta 'rude, bad person' at press conference

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"Pardon me, ma'am", he said, while twisting his body away from her grasp.

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

"If I may ask one other question", Acosta said. When Acosta asked if Trump was "demonizing" immigrants with his rhetoric and controversial campaign ads, Trump suggested, "I think you should let me run the country. You shouldn't be working for CNN". "You are a rude, awful person; you shouldn't be working for CNN", said the president, pointing right at Acosta.

Trump and Acosta have long have a contentious relationship as the CNN reporter often asks the president questions that seemed created to illicit a reaction from him.

"Because I consider it an invasion", Trump replied. You and I disagree on this, ' Trump said. You shouldn't be working for CNN, ' the president said to Acosta.

Acosta was helped by fellow reporter and NBC correspondent Peter Alexander, who called Acosta a "diligent reporter who busts his butt".

In response, Acosta continued to plead with Trump to ask another question and attempted to take the microphone out of her reach.

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"When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people", Trump told Acosta. You're a very rude person.

Trump got defensive when discussing the controversial ad he recently ran against the caravan, explaining the people in it were "not actors". The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible. "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is awful".

"Here we go", Trump complained.

"Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either", Trump said, as some people in the audience laughed.

"I don't know why you'd say that".

"It's such a hostile media. That's such a racist question", Trump said to Alcindor, who is black.

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