The White House is accused of using a video of CNN’s Jim Acosta doctored by far-right outlet Infowars as justification for suspending the journalist’s press pass.
Trump clashed with Acosta at a press conference in the White House on Wednesday when a White House intern walked up and tried to take his microphone away. Acosta held on and kept trying to question Trump.
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At one point, the intern puts her arm underneath Acosta’s to try and grab the microphone, and he pushed his arm down.
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been accused of sharing a doctored version of the video, which slows down the intern’s approach and speeds up Acosta’s arm movement, making the moment appear more violent. Sanders used footage from the event to justify revoking Acosta’s press pass.
She said on Twitter that the White House would “never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”
With so much that the so called President has done and never been charged for regarding women this is a ridculously funny statement!