Video: Trump Threatens To Pull Press Credentials From Those Who Lack "Respect"

President Trump suggested Friday that he might pull press credentials of reporters who don't sufficiently "respect" him.

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.

From The Hill:

> 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.