CNN and Jim Acosta may have won this battle, but they will never win the war.
President Donald Trump warned the so-called journalist, “If he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”
President Trump is obviously still seething at how Jim Acosta conducted himself during an earlier press conference.
After asking the president a question, Trump said he was done and wanted to move on to another reporter.
Acosta continued to fire off accusations and questions at the president.
Trump once again told him he was done and the female intern charged with moving the microphone along tried to get the microphone from him.
Acosta put his arm up, then came down on her forearm to prevent her from getting the microphone.
Trump then dressed Acosta down in front of the entire room full of reporters and the intern was finally able to get the microphone away from Acosta.
Even though there is video proof of what Acosta did, neither the network or Acosta have apologized to the intern or to Trump.
In fact, they have actually doubled down, insisting Acosta did nothing wrong.
When all was said and done, the White House revoked Acosta’s hard pass for the White House.
CNN and Acosta immediately took the case to court.
When the case was filed, the judge ordered a temporary stay on the order and ruled the White House had to return his press credentials.
President Trump brushed off the legal loss, stating that new rules are going to be in place for his press conferences in the future.
“Yeah, it’s fine, I mean it’s not a big deal,” Trump stated.
“It’s not a big deal and if he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference,” Trump added.
The president was also adamant this was NOT a violation of the First Amendment, and that these actions were taken specifically due to Acosta’s disruptive behavior.
Even with the stay, there remains a chance Acosta could once again find himself without his press credentials in the very near future.
The current injunction is in place for two weeks, at which point CNN would have to file for a permanent injunction for him to keep his credentials.