White House suspends credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta – BBC News

The White House has suspended the credentials of CNN’s chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with President Donald Trump.

Jim Acosta was asking a question at a news conference on Wednesday when a White House worker tried to grab the microphone from his hands.

Press secretary Sarah Huckerbee Sanders said access was removed because he had put “his hands on a young woman”.

Mr Acosta called Ms Sanders’ claim “a lie”.

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