Jim Acosta Scuffles With White House Staffer Over Microphone

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But no one got it worse than CNN's Jim Acosta, who asked the president if he was demonizing immigrants by calling the migrant caravan an "invasion" - and was called "a rude, awful person" by the President of the United States (above).

Mr Trump had called the conference to trumpet his party's success in Tuesday's midterm elections, but the press briefing turned hostile when he opened the floor to questions.

After Acosta, NBC News White House Correspondent Peter Alexander tried to begin his question with a defense of Acosta, but Trump interrupted him.

Acosta then attempted to ask a follow-up question, only to be told by the president, "That's enough".

Trump refused to answer Acosta's questions about calling the migrant caravan an "invasion" and the Russian collusion investigation. Many have threatened to use the subpoena power they will gain in January to investigate Trump and administration actions.

Acosta was called "rude" by Trump who added that the way the reporter treats White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was "horrible".

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Trump maintained his view that the migrants do, in fact, represent an invasion of this country and left their disagreement of the group of illegal immigrants making their way here as being a difference of opinion.

"Here we go", Trump said, continually interrupting Acosta as he spoke, finally losing all chill and snapping.

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President Trump argued the GOP's expansion in the Senate clearly shows voters were upset by the Democrats' handling of the confirmation process for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If i did, you people - you would have known about it.

"I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN".

She also noted that the fact that CNN is proud of Acosta is "disgusting".

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"Just sit down", Trump said.

"Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either", Trump said, as some people in the audience laughed.

Some reporters pushed him on whether his campaign rhetoric on migrants from central America was divisive, as well as the Russian Federation investigation - but Mr Trump aggressively pushed back.

When he returned, he angrily scolded Acosta: "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them".