President Trump revealed in an interview with “FOX News Sunday” which is set to air this Sunday, the next time Jim Acosta misbehaves during a news conference he will be thrown out or the news conference will immediately end.
“A federal judge who you appointed has just ruled that you must give CNN reporter Jim Acosta his press pass back,” Chris Wallace said. “Your reaction to the ruling, sir.”
President Trump on what will happen next time CNN’s Acosta misbehaves: “We’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference … if I think somebody is acting out of sorts I will leave I will say thank you very much, everybody, I appreciate you coming and I’ll leave.” pic.twitter.com/dDCIgeXnOJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 16, 2018
“Yeah, it’s fine I mean it’s not a big deal,” President Trump responded. “What they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct etc. etc.”
“We’re doing that, were going to write them up right now,” President Trump continued. “It’s not a big deal and if he misbehaves we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”
“What are your rules going to be?” Chris Wallace responded. “What is it that you’re saying?”
“We’re writing them now. We’ll have rules of decorum you know you can’t keep asking questions,” President Trump replied. “We had a lot of reporters in that room, many many reporters in that room and they were unable to ask questions because this guy gets up and starts you know doing what he’s supposed to be doing for him and for CNN and you know just shouting out questions and making statements too.”
“But I will say this look, nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do and if I think somebody is acting out of sorts I will leave I will say thank you very much, everybody, I appreciate you coming and I’ll leave,” President Trump concluded. “And those reporters will not be too friendly to whoever it is that’s acting up.”
CNN and Acosta are doing a disservice to journalism.
— Turfline/Trading (@Turfline) November 16, 2018
He should stop news conferences and address Americans through internet live streaming. This way the people can ask questions that matter to all of us, not for ratings.
— Al K ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@EKn421) November 16, 2018
YES! This is the only way to handle a show-boater. Peer pressure is the only way to punish bad public behavior.
— RocUF (@rocuf) November 16, 2018
Reporters need Trump. The relationship isn’t reciprocal. This won’t end the way CNN thinks (if they do think)
— Dick Pic (@Kootice) November 16, 2018
He didn’t just ask one question, he asked multiple and would interrupt half way through a response. There are rules that he should follow.
— Sheryl (@Mothersdream) November 16, 2018
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Acosta is like the kid who acts out in class, not knowing how else to get attention, perhaps the attention he lacked at home, or in Acosta’s case, while growing up. A teacher normally IGNORES the child or says “Sit down now and see me after class.”
— Janet Edwards (@ShorecastMedia) November 16, 2018