Trump Kicks CNN's Jim Acosta Out Of Conference

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Trump Kicks CNN's Jim Acosta Out Of Conference

DONALD Trump kicked a CNN correspondent out of an Oval Office press briefing when he pushed him on his comments on "s***hole" countries.

During a Q&A session of the press conference with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Oval Office, Acosta asked: "Mr. President, did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway?"

One person who attended the meeting told aides they heard the latter expletive, while others recalled the president saying the more widely reported "s***hole". "Thank you very much, everybody", Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.

It is then Trump, reminiscent of his time on reality TV show The Apprentice, points at Acosta and simply says: "Out". Acosta asked, according to the Daily Mail.

Acosta was seemingly not happy with the response and attempted to push the President further, calling out: "Just Caucasian or white countries, sir?" Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world?

The incident occurred on January 16 during a White House press conference, the Daily Mail reported.

Acosta later tweeted that he tried ask the president questions in the Roosevelt Room but that "White House press aides shouted in [his] face and drowned out [his] questions". Certainly not in the U.S. "I have never encountered that before", he wrote.

Tuesday's remark falls in stark contrast with not only the statements Trump made about African countries last week, but also about his rolling legacy as President. Senator Cory Booker recently blasted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for denying that she heard Trump use the word "s**thole". He has rejected the notion that he ever "said anything derogatory about Haitians".

"I'm sorry, I'm not finished", Sanders said. "I'd like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country".

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