CNN Responds To Trump, Acosta Scuffle

CNN responded to President Trump’s confrontation with their correspondent Jim Acosta in a statement Wednesday afternoon. And they are very, very disturbed. Trump’s “attacks on the press” are “un-American,” the network stated. The statement was in response to a heated exchange between Trump and Acosta after the correspondent picked a fight with the president over his characterization of the incoming migrant caravan as an “invasion.”

—QUOTABLE: “This President’s ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far. They are not only dangerous, they are disturbingly un-American…While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it. A free press is vital to democracy, and we stand behind Jim Acosta and his fellow journalists everywhere.” -CNN statement