Doctored video of CNN reporter's stoush with Trump goes viral

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But that question that I posed today was very timely, because just today, Patrick Casey, a leader of Identity Evropa, which is - which the Southern Poverty Law Center says is part of the alt-right and white nationalist movement, tweeted that he was at the White House today.

Looking back at Acosta, who again rose up in his own defense, Trump added: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".

After CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass was revoked Tuesday evening, the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted out what appears to be a doctored video to justify the decision. In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied.

The White House said it was because Acosta put "his hands on" an intern who was trying to grab a microphone off him, while CNN said it was "retaliation for his challenging questions".

This video is real in the sense that it has not obviously been altered, but it does not capture President Obama's rejecting a reporter for asking a question he didn't like.

Ms Sanders, in a statement posted in a Twitter thread, said the White House would "never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job".

Twitter users broke down the clip Sanders shared, comparing it with other clips of the incident captured by news cameras, turning it into something akin to 2018's Zapruder film. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better", CNN said.

Matt Dornic, a CNN communications executive, tweeted that Sanders' sharing of the video was "absolutely shameful".

- Rafael Shimunov (@rafaelshimunov) November 8, 2018Correction: the white house --uploaded a doctored video-- there is no evidence that they are the source of the doctored video.

Acosta, however, disputed the account and called it a "lie".

That didn't stop Acosta from talking but Trump moved on, calling on NBC's Peter Alexander. "Sped up to make Jim Acosta's motion look like a chop", Shimunov wrote. "I'm telling you what the law is".

The White House has suspended the credentials of a CNN journalist hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump.

"It's such a hostile media", Trump said during his post-Midterms news conference, after ordering reporter April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks to sit down when she tried to ask him a question.

It's been another bad day for CNN, though Trump's favorite "fake news" network to mock, and its notoriously grandstanding reporter, don't appear to have figured that out just yet.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The clip shows the moment CNN reporter Jim Acosta refused to hand over a microphone to an intern during a heated exchange with US President Donald Trump.

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