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Trump Calls Jim Acosta 'Very Rude,' Suggests CNN Should Fire Him

2018-11-08 02:30
President Donald Trump unloaded on CNN’s Jim Acosta, a White House correspondent who often gets into testy exchanges with members of Trump’s administration. Acosta, who critics say acts more like an activist than a reporter, was called on by the president at a post-midterms press conference at the White House on Nov. 7. Trump started off by saying he was pleased with the results of the elections, noting that Republicans extended their majority in the Senate while also retaining some closely contested governor seats in states such as Florida and Ohio. He then said that he was glad that the Democrats ended up in control of Congress as opposed to Republicans keeping a majority by just a few seats because it would be easier for Trump and the Senate to work with Congress that way. Trump said that if Democrats brought forth strong legislation on issues important to them such as the environment, infrastructure, and healthcare, then it was possible some Senate Republicans would help pass the legislation and Trump would then sign it.