"You can’t poop on the Constitution": The View processes the Acosta ruling

A federal judge on Friday ruled in favour of CNN and reporter Jim Acosta in a dispute with US President Donald Trump, ordering the White House to temporarily restore the press credentials that the Trump Administration took away from Acosta last week.

Cable News Network (CNN) Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta smiles as he departs after a judge temporarily restored Acosta's White House press credentials following a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S.

CNN and other media groups, including Trumfavouritete Fox News, backed the lawsuit, which claimed that revoking Acosta's pass violated constitutional guarantees of a free press.

Mr. Trump spoke to reporters hours after a judge ruled that the White House must reinstate the hard pass for CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

When asked by CNN's Acosta about whether he had demonised immigrants with a controversial campaign advert describing Latin American migrants as invaders, Trump called the reporter "rude" and ordered an aide to physically remove the mic from the journalist. So we're setting up a certain standard which is what the court is requesting and always be fair to the press, always First Amendment, but that's the way it is.

The US Justice Department´s lawyer, James Burnham, argued that Acosta had "disrupted" last week´s news conference and that "there is no First Amendment right to access the White House".

"While this narcissistic approach may serve plaintiff's self-interests as entertainers or media figures and the network that profits therefrom, they do not serve the interests of the forum", OANN said.


"Let's go back to work", Acosta said.

"There must be decorum at the White House", she added.

During his Presidential campaign, Trump told CNN that he would not kick reporters out the White House.

After knocking Acosta for shouting out, the President said, "Nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do". NABJ said the court ruling does nothing to erase concerns about the way the President treats reporters. The judge may consider the merits of CNN's First Amendment argument in a ruling to come. But she said the court made clear there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House.

Daily Star Online previoulsy reporterd CNN was suing the US President after it withdrew Acosta's press pass.

"Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized", Wallace said in the statement. He drew Trump's ire last week when he asked aggressive questions about the migrant caravan and Russian Federation, at one point accusing the president of demonizing immigrants. "You can't stand up and not sit down", he continued.

Judge Kelly said the U.S. government could not say who initially made a decision to revoke Mr Acosta's hard pass. When Acosta refused to pass the microphone on, a White House intern tried to grab it out of his hands. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.


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