Trump Calls CNN’s Jim Acosta a “Terrible Person” as Mayhem Breaks Out at Press Briefing

(CD— Mayhem broke out at President Donald Trump’s first press conference following the midterm elections on Wednesday when Trump berated CNN reporter Jim Acosta as a “rude, terrible person” for asking a question about the Russia probe.

“You should let me run the country. You run CNN,” Trump said as a White House aide attempted to physically take the microphone out of Acosta’s hands. “That’s enough. Put down the mic. CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude terrible person.”

“You are the enemy of the people,” the president added.

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After Acosta sat down, NBC reporter Peter Alexander defended Acosta, prompting Trump to declare, “I’m not a big fan of yours either.”

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