WASHINGTON (SBG) – During a news conference at the White House Wednesday, a White House staffer attempted several times to pull a microphone away from CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
The spar between the two ended with President Donald Trump calling the reporter “a rude, terrible person.”
The exchange began when Acosta questioned the president on his characterization of the migrant caravan, calling the group an “invasion.”
Trump stated that he stood by his remarks and views the group traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border as an “invasion,” adding that he would prefer if the migrants came into the country legally.
Acosta then asked the president about the controversial ad his campaign produced showing migrants climbing over a border fence.
“Well, they weren’t actors,” Trump said.
As the president gave his response to the CNN reporter, a woman in a red dress can be seen moving up the aisle. She then crouched beside Acosta as the exchange continued.