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Even Fox News thinks Trump went too far with Jim Acosta

Trump's favorite network has declined to side with him on this one.

by Rex Santus
Nov 14 2018, 5:22pm

Donald Trump has officially lost Fox News.

The conservative TV news network — the president’s favorite news outlet to livetweet from the White House — released a statement Wednesday saying it is supporting CNN in its lawsuit to reinstate the press credentials for CNN chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.

Shortly after Fox released its statement, NBC chimed in to say that it, too, would stand behind CNN.

On Tuesday, CNN sued President Donald Trump and a host of other top White House officials after Acosta had his press credentials were revoked following a confrontation with the president last week. CNN has accused the Trump administration of violating Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights.

“This severe and unprecedented punishment is the culmination of years of hostility by President Trump against CNN and Acosta based on the contents of their reporting—an unabashed attempt to censor the press and exclude reporters from the White House who challenge and dispute the President’s point of view,” the complaint, filed Tuesday, said.

At a news conference last week, Trump threw a tantrum when Acosta attempted to question him about a group of migrants traveling to the U.S. border, as well as the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them,” Trump also told Acosta last week. “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”


READ MORE: The White House is circulating a doctored InfoWars video

The White House later released an apparently doctored video that it claimed showed Acosta using force against a female press room aide. CNN mentioned the video in its lawsuit and noted, as has been widely reported, that it originated from a contributor to InfoWars, the conspiracy theory news website that is so inflammatory that it has been banned from most mainstream social media platforms.

Cover image: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 07: U.S. President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections on November 7, 2018 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Republicans kept the Senate majority but lost control of the House to the Democrats. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

This article originally appeared on VICE News US.

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