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White House suspends CNN correspondent's press pass

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12:50 08-11-2018
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The White House revoked CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass Wednesday "until further notice, Anadolu Agency reports.

The move came hours after Acosta had a heated exchange with U.S. President Donald Trump during a White House press conference on the midterm elections.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person and you shouldn’t be working for them,” Trump told Acosta after he asked a question about a migrant caravan headed to the U.S. southern border through Mexico.

After Trump repeatedly told Acosta to sit down, a female White House intern attempted to take the microphone from Acosta, who initially refused to relinquish it. He was later accused of placing his hands on the woman during the brief encounter.

"I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit," Acosta wrote on Twitter.