White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House Correspondents’ Association is calling on the White House to reverse its decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his press pass following a heated confrontation with President Donald Trump at a news conference.

The correspondents’ association says the government-issued security credential is being used as a tool to punish a reporter. Acosta’s network says the action is “retaliation” for challenging questions.

Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, accused Acosta of placing his hands on the White House intern who tried to take away the microphone as Acosta spoke. Acosta and CNN say that’s untrue.

Trump and Acosta began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked about the migrant caravan heading to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, “That’s enough!”

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
Menomonie
31°
Chetek
32°
Durand
37°
Ladysmith
31°
Neillsville
29°
Rice Lake
33°
New Richmond
34°
Black River Falls
32°
Medford
30°
River Falls
36°
Duluth
34°
Green Bay
35°
La Crosse
35°
Madison
32°
Milwaukee
30°
Twin Cities
36°
Notice: Light snow will bring accumulation to Eau Claire

Notice: Light snow will bring accumulation to Eau Claire

It felt nice outside today! Even though we got close to average, it was a lot warmer than we've been

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Scroll to top
Skip to content