President Trump calls April Ryan a 'loser,' threatens to revoke more press credentials
President Donald Trump suggested he could pull press credentials from other reporters who don't show him "respect." 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," President 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." “When you’re in the White House, this is a very sacred place for me, a very special place,” President Trump said. “You have to treat the White House with respect. You have to treat the presidency with respect.” President Trump also went after April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks as a "loser" who "doesn't know what the hell she is doing."
President Trump also disputed claims that video shared by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of the Acosta incident was doctored. "Nobody manipulated, give me a break. That is dishonest reporting. All that was was a close up," he said.
President Trump calls April Ryan a 'loser,' threatens to revoke more press credentials (The Hill) Trump Threatens to Retaliate Against Reporters Who Don’t Show ‘Respect’ (New York Times)