Trump Says White House is ‘Writing Up Rules’ on Decorum After CNN Ruling: ‘You Have to Act With Respect’
President Donald Trump reacted Friday to a Federal Court’s ruling that the White House needs to, at least temporarily, return press credentials to CNN’s Jim Acosta.
CNN scored a legal win hours ago in their lawsuit against the Trump Administration for revoking Acosta’s hard pass as punishment for his fiery encounter with the president a week ago. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders promised that new rules and processes would be put into place for media events, saying “the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House.”
When Trump was asked to respond to the lawsuit, he spoke of the need for decorum while saying the media was “treated unfairly” because of Acosta’s questioning. He ended up taking more shots at Acosta as well and said he and his representatives might get up and walk away in future press events if they feel they aren’t treated properly.
“People have to behave and we are writing up rules and regulations. If they don’t listen to the rules and regulations, we will end up back in court and we will win. More importantly, we will just leave. Then you won’t be very happy. We do get good ratings…You can’t take three or four questions and stand up and not sit down. You were there and you understand. We want total freedom of the press. That’s very important. More important to me than anybody would believe. You have to act with respect in the White House. When I see the way my people get treated, it’s terrible.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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