Trump Warns Acosta After Judge’s Ruling: ‘If He Misbehaves, We’ll Throw Him Out’
Fox News this afternoon aired an excerpt of President Donald Trump‘s big interview with Chris Wallace, in which POTUS reacted to a Federal judge’s ruling against the White House on Jim Acosta‘s press credential.
Trump told Wallace it’s “not a big deal,” saying, “What they said, though, is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct… we’re doing that, we’re going to write them up right now. It’s not a big deal. And if he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”
Wallace asked him exactly what the rules are going to be.
Trump just said there are “rules of decorum” and reporters can’t keep asking questions.
After knocking Acosta for shouting out, the President said, “Nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do. And if I think somebody is acting out of sorts, I will leave. I’ll say, ‘Thank you very much, everybody. I appreciate you coming.’ And I’ll leave. And those reporters will not be too friendly to whoever it is that’s acting up.”
A beaming Acosta returned to the White House today and thanked his colleagues for standing by him, which included support from Fox News. Trump and Sarah Sanders talked earlier today about establishing rules of decorum for reporters at briefings.
A statement this morning from CNN and Acosta said, “We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”
Watch above, via Fox News. The full interview airs this Sunday on Fox News Sunday.
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