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honestly, it's amazing that they let him keep it as long as they did.  

Acosta acts like he's doing Trump a favor by showing up to the press conferences, when in reality he's just an annoyance who wouldn't take the hint.  

 

I always love it when they whine about Trump being an enemy of the free press.  There's nothing "free" about any of the press these days, and they put the tabloids of 20 years ago to shame with their stories.  

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But, but , we all know that a feller that has a degree in communications and worked as newsreader in Chicago is so much smarter than anyone else.

Heck, even the twenty-something chicks working as stringers for some lefty website know more than Mr. Trump because by God, look at all they have accomplished.

They managed to get through college in the fluffiest curriculum they have, they can read a TelePrompter, have mastered Twitter and they look good on camera; angry when appropriate, furious and self-righteous when convenient.

 

Too sarcastic?

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25 minutes ago, tous said:

But, but , we all know that a feller that has a degree in communications and worked as newsreader in Chicago is so much smarter than anyone else.

Heck, even the twenty-something chicks working as stringers for some lefty website know more than Mr. Trump because by God, look at all they have accomplished.

They managed to get through college in the fluffiest curriculum they have, they can read a TelePrompter, have mastered Twitter and they look good on camera; angry when appropriate, furious and self-righteous when convenient.

 

Too sarcastic?

nah, about right.  You could maybe even press the sarcasm a little further if you really wanted, maybe right after you skip a nap so you're at your grumpiest.

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I think (and I'm just a schmo) the President shouldn't lower himself to arguing with reporters. He should simply have ignored Acosta and not given him the mic, then revoked his pass after the press conference (ETA: and no explanation is necessary or appropriate). If a reporter becomes disruptive and disrespectful he should be removed immediately from the White House. During a press conference the President should not be having a conversation with an individual reporter, but addressing his responses to the public. I like Trump's style, but he ignores the decorum of his office at his peril.

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An attempt at an unbiased view:

In a vacuum, neither side was innocent.  

Trump should not have made his comment about "here we go" when Acosta asked him a question.

Acosta should have abided by the rules of decorum in the room- ask one question, then pass the mic on.  Acosta didn't do that.

I also don't buy the idea that this is a restriction of freedom of the press.  When you are a member of the WH press corps, you have to abide by the rules.  Report the facts.  Don't grandstand.  ABus

 

But this isn't in a vacuum, and this hostility has gone back so far that it is pointless to try to figure out who was wrong first.

 

Now - here is what I loved about that press conference - when Trump had had enough of Acosta's grandstanding, he simply walked away from the podium and stood there.  

Make no mistake - in a press conference with Trump, Trump runs the show.  When it is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she runs the show.

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42 minutes ago, gwalchmai said:

 I like Trump's style, but he ignores the decorum of his office at his peril.

Unfortunately, the press has ignored the decorum of the office, where Republicans are concerned, since before the 9/11 attacks.  That is why Trump has energized the base.  Bush tried to be polite to all, and it got him nothing.  Acosta is merely the most obviously extremist practitioner of this disrespect.  

Trump and Ms. Sanders are showing everyone that they are in charge, like a parent handling a 3 year old’s tantrum.  Banishing Acosta for reflecting that supports the media’s anti-Trump bias.  Banishing him for attacking a young woman just doing her job is showing to the American people that they can take all that the media can throw at them, but they will take no nonsense where people not in the limelight are concerned.  

My bet is they will announce his reinstatement after a bit.  Notice that the ban was temporary ??.  If Acosta is replaced, it will be CNN doing it.  YMMV.  

Hawk 

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32 minutes ago, Brown Hawk said:

Unfortunately, the press has ignored the decorum of the office, where Republicans are concerned, since before the 9/11 attacks.  That is why Trump has energized the base.  Bush tried to be polite to all, and it got him nothing.  Acosta is merely the most obviously extremist practitioner of this disrespect.  

Trump and Ms. Sanders are showing everyone that they are in charge, like a parent handling a 3 year old’s tantrum.  Banishing Acosta for reflecting that supports the media’s anti-Trump bias.  Banishing him for attacking a young woman just doing her job is showing to the American people that they can take all that the media can throw at them, but they will take no nonsense where people not in the limelight are concerned.  

My bet is they will announce his reinstatement after a bit.  Notice that the ban was temporary ??.  If Acosta is replaced, it will be CNN doing it.  YMMV.  

Hawk 

I understand why Trump's arguing with Acosta, I just don't think he should dignify Acosta by doing so.

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1 hour ago, gwalchmai said:

I understand why Trump's arguing with Acosta, I just don't think he should dignify Acosta by doing so.

I have not seen the exchange between them, so I may be off base here, but from what little I have read, Trump did not dignify Acosta. He tossed him out on his ass!

Way to go Donald!

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President Trump is a more patient man than I.

 

I would have had him escorted off of the property, then I would have announced that further such outbursts would not be tolerated. Then I'd have invited everyone to reapply for a new press pass and notified everyone that no one would be admitted without a new pass that had been vetted.

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13 minutes ago, Walt Longmire said:

I was having a discussion with someone this morning about how the press used to shout (all at the same time) question, and whoever shouted the loudest got answered. I can't remember which President put a halt on that bull****, but things got a lot more polite then.

Reagan had his remote controlled hearing aid, he would just gesture and wave.

(he didn’t need a hearing aid btw)

 

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