Trump Unloads on CNN's Acosta During Bitter Press Conference

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During a press conference on Wednesday, President Donald Trump called CNN's Jim Acosta a "rude, bad person" after the reporter tried to ask several questions, but was cut off or dismissed by the commander in chief.

The day after his party lost its lock on Congress, US President Donald Trump has walked into a White House press conference with combative words, blaming some Republicans for losing their seats and lashing out at reporters who challenged his assertions.

It all kicked off with CNN's Jim Acosta who first asked Trump a question on migration and pointed out Trump's campaign had an ad of migrants climbing a wall.

"Honestly I think you should let me run the country and you can run CNN", he said in the press conference at the White House.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, who is black, of asking a "racist question" about whether his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists.

"I'm not concerned about anything with the Russian Federation investigation, because it's a hoax".

"I'm not a big fan of yours either!"

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"I don't know why you'd say that", Trump said.

"Oh, I don't believe that", Trump also said to her."I don't believe that". The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is frightful, and the way you treat other people is terrible.

Acosta has positioned himself as one of Trump's most prominent critics in the media, and has often gotten personal in his dealings with the Trump administration.

"I would never do that and I don't use racist remarks", Trump told reporters in the East Room, adding that if he did, "You would've known about it". "And it is so sad that you asked me, and no, you rudely interrupted him". "You are not the best". Acosta is the guy who comes to the mic during a Q&A to make a rambling statement instead of ask a question.

"Here we go", Trump said, continually interrupting Acosta as he spoke, finally losing all chill and snapping. As a female aide attempts to take the microphone away, Acosta brushes her aside. "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you're the enemy of the people". During a White House press briefing last month, Acosta tried to force Sanders to spell out which news outlets are considered to be the "enemy of the people". "It's so sad", Trump said.

"I don't know", he said.