On Friday, President Donald Trump spoke out about CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Acosta lost his press pass earlier this month due to a verbal back-and-forth with the president and an incident with a female White House intern.
Earlier today, a federal judge ruled that the White House must restore Acosta’s press pass. However, President Trump does not seem worried, according to The Hill.
An Overview of the President’s Statements
During a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace, Trump shared his thoughts pertaining to the judge’s ruling in the matter:
“Yeah, it’s fine. I mean it’s not a big deal. What they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct etc.”
The president then noted that the White House is “writing up the rules” at this time. Trump also stated that consequences will follow if Acosta breaches the rules and regulations of conduct.
“It’s not a big deal and if he misbehaves we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”
Finally, President Trump declared that Acosta’s behavior at his last press conference served as a disruption to other reporters.