'We Just Can not Be Intimated,' Acosta Says After Trump Goes Off On Him

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta appeared on "CNN Newsroom" Wednesday to respond to his heated exchange with President Donald Trump at his post-election press conference.

Acosta asked Trump about the caravan an invasion, and Trump strongly disagreed with Acosta's assertion that was not a threat. After Acosta tried for a follow-up question and began talking on other reporters, Trump let loose.

"I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of you having you working for them," Trump told Acosta. "You are a rude, terrible person. "You should not be working for CNN. You are a very rude person. The way that you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. And the way that you treat other people are horrible. You should not treat people that way. "

CNN host Jake Tapper said to be a White House correspondent "pissing off" all kinds of people, including the president. He said Acosta had been "aggressive" in his questioning of Trump. (RELATED: Trump Goes Off On CNN's Jim Acosta At Election Press Conference Post)

"Well, when they go low, we keep doing our job," Acosta said. "[It] to the midterm elections that this caravan of migrants moving from Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico was somehow an invasion, when it's not. "They are still a few miles away from the United States."


"We just can not be intimated by that sort of thing," he continued. "I was struck by the fact that the president, It sounded very much like a pity party. The way he was talking about the lawmakers that would not stand by the GOP side and the various House races. Those who immigration rhetoric, and his rhetoric on many levels, were just turning off a lot of those suburban swing district voters. "

Acosta also accused Trump of attacking his "friend" April Ryan because he told her to sit down.

Acosta then reassured viewers of the media

I think the American people know, we're friends of the American people, "he said. "We're going to defend the American people and we're going to stand up for our rights to seek the truth in this country and the president can call us all the names in the world jobs. "

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