President Donald Trump sparred with reporters at his post-election news conference, ordering several to sit down and telling another he's a "rude, terrible" person.
After delivering a reasonably subdued post-mortem address following Tuesday night's midterm elections, President Trump's afternoon press conference careened off the rails while taking questions from reporters.
Acosta addressed the migrant caravan of almost 4,000 Central Americans, mostly women and children, who are walking through Mexico seeking asylum in the U.S. In the past, Trump has made comments, which have since been refuted, that terrorists and gang members are among the travelers. "The president is best when he is on the road talking directly to the American people, and I think last night's results demonstrate that", says Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
"Those are some of the people who decided for their own reason not to embrace - whether it's me or what we stand for", Trump told reporters.
Trump talked about his supposed popularity with black Americans, and said he's more interested in advancing America's interests than having a globalist point of view. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders is terrible.
Trump has been challenged on his power to restrict immigration throughout his presidency - and the caravan is no different.
He added: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".
'I also love the world, and I don't mind helping the world, but we have to straighten out our country first'. "You and I have a difference of opinion", Trump replied. Trump called her question racist. After delivering prepared remarks, he fielded questions from reporters for almost 90 minutes on Wednesday, asserting the results marked a win for the GOP, defending his impact, and expressing eagerness to work on bipartisan legislation with House Democrats.More news: New iPad Pro boasts similar performance to 2018 MacBook Pro
In response - as captured by C-SPAN - Trump began, "Here we go".
"I love our country, I do".
"Mr. President, I have one other question on the Russian Federation investigation". Acosta joined CNN in 2007 after a successful career at CBS News.
"To say that is so insulting to me", Mr. Trump told a NPR NewsHour reporter Yamiche Alcindo during a a press conference at the White House.
Asked about his support for nationalism and if it might embolden white nationalists, Trump said: "I don't know why you'd say that". You are a very rude person ...
Then, to push this into full constitutional crisis mode, Trump asked Jeff Sessions to resign (aka fired him) as Attorney General.
"You are a rude, awful person", the president said.