Speaking to reporters Friday morning outside the White House, President Donald Trump suggested he might revoke press credentials for other reporters who fail to show him “respect” — not just CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Trump said numerous times that reporters must show respect to the White House and the presidency, calling out Acosta and another reporter by name.
> The comments come two days after the president suspended the press pass of CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta after a contentious exchange during a news conference.
> "I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man," Trump said.
> Asked how long Acosta's credentials will be suspended, the president replied: "As far as I'm concerned, I haven't made that decision. But it could be others also"
Trump then went on to call American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan a “loser”, saying she “doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing.”
The president further called reporting on the doctored video White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shared on social media Thursday “dishonest”:
> "Nobody manipulated, give me a break. That is dishonest reporting. All that was was a close up," he said.
> Experts say the video, which the White House used to justify its decision to pull Acosta's credentials, was doctored.