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White House bars CNN reporter after Trump confrontation

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Washington : The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier locked horns with President Donald Trump at a news conference.

An angry Trump had called reporter Jim Acosta a rude, terrible person after the CNN reporter refused to the President's orders to sit down and give up the microphone during the conference one day after the US midterm vote.

A heated exchange began between the duo after the journalist questioned Mr President about his views on a caravan of Central American migrants making its way to the US border. Trump said "that's enough!" and a White House intern unsuccessfully tried to take the microphone from the CNN journalist.

"We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable," she said. Acosta refuted the accusation of misconduct, tweeting "this is a lie" and his network and a number of Washington journalists who had been at the press conference voiced support for him.

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