CNN's Acosta: I was warned not to ask President Trump questions at bill signing
CNN reporter Jim Acosta said that the White House warned him not to ask President Donald Trump a question during a bill signing event, claiming that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested his access at future events could be revoked if he did. Acosta's claim comes a day after he clashed with Sanders about media accuracy during a press briefing.
“In the moments before I asked the president the question in the Roosevelt Room as he was signing the National Defense Authorization bill, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, pulled me aside — this was prior to me asking that question of the president. And she warned me that if I asked the president a question at this pool spray, as we call them, that she could not promise that I would be allowed into a pool spray again,” said Acosta.
CNN's Acosta: I was warned not to ask President Trump questions at bill signing (The Hill) CNN’s Jim Acosta cites access threat from White House’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Washington Post)