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A reporter for US news network CNN has been banned from the White House.

Its chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was asked to hand over his press pass, after a heated press conference with US President Donald Trump yesterday.

Mr Acosta tried to ask Mr Trump about a campaign advert and the Russia investigation.

Mr Trump said: "I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN - and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better."

An intern then came over to Mr Acosta and attempted to take the microphone out of his hand.

When Mr Acosta continued, Mr Trump responded: "I'm not concerned about anything with the Russia investigation cause it's a hoax. That's enough - put down the mic.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them; you are a rude, terrible person - you shouldn't be working for CNN.

"You're a very rude person, the way you treat (White House Press Secretary) Sarah Huckabee is horrible - and the way you treat other people are horrible".

The White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has since claimed that Mr Acosta 'placed his hands' on the intern .

To this, CNN said Ms Sanders lied.

Later, Mr Acosta tweeted a video of his press pass being taken away by the US Secret Service.

Several groups, including the White House Correspondents' Association, are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the decision.


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