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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington Wednesday Nov. 7 2018 White House suspends CNN's Jim Acosta
Adrian Cunningham | 10 November, 2018, 01:15

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was denied entry to the White House on Wednesday evening following a heated row with President Donald Trump, who called him a "rude, awful person" during a press conference.

"I don't think he's a smart person but he has a loud voice", Trump told reporters in a testy 20-plus-minute exchange before he left for Paris and a World War I commemoration ceremony.

Trump insisted that the video distributed by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was simply a "close-up" and "was not doctored".

Acosta called the White House's claims "lies" and CNN defended its reporter in a statement.

"The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship", the group said. On Wednesday, the Trump administration suspended Acosta's press credentials after he refused to give up the mic, physically pushing off a young female aide who, doing her job, was trying to grab the mic from him after he asked three questions. She's gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise and a contract with I think CNN.

The video above shows a comparison between the original moment released by ABC News, and the clip shared by the White House. "And the way you treat other people is disgusting".

Trump also called out April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN analyst. Acosta's pass was revoked by the administration after he refused to give up the microphone during a Wednesday press conference in which Trump called him "a rude, bad person". "But she's very nasty, and she shouldn't be" he said.

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Trump also accused Acosta of treating Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a way that was "awful".

- Rafael Shimunov (@rafaelshimunov) November 8, 2018Correction: the white house --uploaded a doctored video-- there is no evidence that they are the source of the doctored video. "You shouldn't be working for CNN". Media organizations criticized Sanders and called for Acosta's pass to be reinstated.

Watch Kimmel's segment on Sanders in the video above. That night, Sander affirmed the decision to bar Acosta, posted a video of the incident, and said "we will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video". "I do think that they're trying to shut us down to some extent, inside the White House press corps".

"When you're in the White House, this is a very sacred place to be", he said.

In a later tweet, Sanders said the White House stood by its decision.

"You better go arrest her for battery", McCain responded facetiously.