UPDATED 11:34 AM PT — Wed. Nov. 7, 2018
President Trump is forced to go on the offensive as he was met by a fiery group of reporters in his first briefing since the midterms.
The president’s call for unity appeared to fall on deaf ears Wednesday as he was repeatedly interrupted and shouted down by the White House press pool.
Tensions grew even more heated when the president and CNN reporter Jim Acosta got into a tense exchange, following a question on immigration.
“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and if you did it well your ratings would be much better…I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them, you are a rude, terrible person, you shouldn’t be working for CNN,” the president told Acosta.
The president went on to accuse Acosta, as well as other members of the media, of being extremely hostile towards him and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
He claimed the media is also fueling the divide we are seeing across the country.