And the way you treat other people is terrible. You shouldn't be working for CNN, ' the president said to Acosta. But Trump doubled down on his message: "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people".
Acosta finally relinquished the mic and sat down, but Trump then began to verbally berate him from the podium.
Acosta continued to question the President about his rhetoric surrounding a migrant caravan that is travelling on foot to the United States.
Wednesday's exchange was no exception but was starting in its vitriol.
WOW - Trump unloads on Jim Acosta, says "CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you working for them".
Acosta pressed him on why he called the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the USA border an invasion.
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"I think that's unfair-" Acosta started to reply, before Trump cut him off again.
"That is enough", Trump said before calling on another reporter.
"I think you should let me run the country", he told CNN reporter Jim Acosta when pressed further about his immigration claims. He gave a lengthy overview of the races, said the GOP did pretty well, as Democrats didn't have a wave year as they did in 2006-and then opened it up for questions. 'That's enough. That's enough'.
He repeatedly shut down CNN's April Ryan when she tried to ask a question, refusing to cede the microphone to her. "That is enough. Put down the mic".
He then went on to lecture Acosta. "You are a rude, bad person; you shouldn't be working for CNN", said the president, pointing right at Acosta.
"You're a very rude person, the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible, and the way you treat other people are disgusting, you shouldn't treat people that way". The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is disgusting.