After President-elect Donald Trump‘s press conference dust-up with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Sean Spicer, the incoming president’s press secretary said he’ll have Acosta tossed if he tries a stunt like that again.
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The brouhaha developed when Acosta loudly attempted to get Trump to answer a question, although the president-elect refused to call on him.
Trump was just as loud and vehement but with one added advantage — he had the podium.
“Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news,” Trump responded, calling on another reporter.
Wednesday afternoon Acosta claimed on a CNN interview that Spicer threatened to have him thrown out of the press conference.
“At one point during this news conference, in the interest of full disclosure … after I asked and I guess demanded that we had a question, Sean Spicer, the incoming press secretary did say to me if I were to do that again, I was going to be thrown out of this press conference,” Acosta said.
Spicer later appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Hobbs Tonight” and discussed Acosta’s claim.
“Jim Acosta was inappropriate, rude and disrespectful. And he did it twice,” Spicer told Dobbs. “He did it then in the clip you showed there and he did it later… I informed him that his behavior was rude, disrespectful and inappropriate and if it happened again I would have him removed… I’ll tell you this, if I watched President Obama treated like this, if I watched President Clinton treated like this I would react the same. The office of President of the United States deserves a level of respect. And having a reporter stand up and basically yell and scream and act as inappropriately and rude as he did is a disgrace. We’re better than that.”
The incoming White House press secretary reiterated his thoughts Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” as well as the president-elect’s favorite medium — Twitter.
“(Trump is) going to set the record straight, he’s not going to let dishonest members of the media have factually inaccurate stories about him, his administration or his attempts to make this country better without him responding and responding forcefully” Spicer told Carlson. “A lot of these folks in the media are used to these politicians sitting back and taking it. That’s not who Donald trump is he fights back and he wins.”
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