In Trump-Acosta Flap, New Controversy Over Video

Critics say White House version is 'distorted' to make it seem worse; defenders disagree
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2018 8:33 AM CST
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(Newser) – The White House has yanked the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta, accusing the correspondent of "placing his hands on a young woman" trying to take away his microphone as he questioned the president. Acosta calls that a "lie." Now a related controversy has emerged regarding video of the incident, with critics accusing the White House of releasing a "doctored" version. Details on that and related developments:

  • The incident: As Acosta presses Trump Wednesday about his language regarding the migrant caravan, a White House intern attempts to take away his mic, but he keeps it. Watch the video, as filmed by Time, here.
  • White House video: Sarah Sanders tweeted this video of the incident, adding, "We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video."

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