Trump to reporter: 'You are a awful person'


Wednesday at a press conference about the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump blew up at CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

It got hot nearly immediately.

An exasperated and angry Trump walked away from the microphone before rebuking Acosta. That further infuriated the President.

"Just sit down, please", Trump told Acosta, who asked the president off mic about his description of the media as "the enemy of the people".

Acosta attempted to ask another question, and a White House aide tried grabbing the microphone out of his hand.

Acosta repeatedly presses Sanders in her rare briefings to clarify quotes and policy from the president.

"I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you working for them", he said.

That didn't stop Acosta from talking but Trump moved on, calling on NBC's Peter Alexander. "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is frightful", he said, referring to the White House press secretary. And the way you treat other people is awful.

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"Honestly, I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much higher", he said, adding, "That's enough".

'The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting, ' he said.

"They weren't' actors. You think they were actors?"

"In Jim's defense, I've traveled with him and watched him, he's a diligent reporter", Alexander said. "You aren't the best".

"Mr. President, I have one other question on the Russian Federation investigation".

Acosta continued to question the President about his rhetoric surrounding a migrant caravan that is travelling on foot to the United States.

Trump shot back: "Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either, to be honest".

"We did this in spite of a dramatic funding disadvantage driven by Democrats' wealthy donors, special interests, and very hostile media coverage to put it mildly".