Laura Ingraham Needles CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump Gets ‘Better Shake’ From ‘Chinese and Russian Journalists’

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham laced into CNN correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday, mocking her network rival over his complaints about President Trump’s handling of the press during his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.

“Jim Acosta of CNN. He’s a nice person. He was complaining this morning on television — I know that’s not news — he was complaining that President Trump didn’t call on U.S. media at the summit presser and that he only called on the Russian and the Chinese journalists,” Ingraham said during her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. “Kind of interesting and kind of sad because he’d probably get a better shake from the Chinese and Russian journalists.”

Ingraham added that she was later informed by an unnamed producer that in fact Trump called on a broad sampling of reporters, including representatives from ABC, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg and NPR. Indeed, a press spray with both leaders included a question from the Post’s David Nakamura to Kim Jong-un himself.

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Reps for Acosta at CNN did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

The mention of Acosta’s name drew loud boos from the CPAC audience at Washington’s Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The CNN reporter has become a regular punching bag for Trump and his supporters.

Ingraham also loaded her speech up with typical red meat for her right-leaning fan base, inveighing against socialism and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), whom she called by her initials.

“I take AOC seriously because she is the thought leader of the Democrat party right now,” Ingraham said. “She is setting the Democrat foreign policy table. I take that seriously and so should you.”

On the same day, Ingraham also got a boost from My Pillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell — who has stood by Ingraham and Fox News in the wake of an advertiser boycott which has led to dozens of sponsors dropping her program. (A similar boycott has also engulfed her primetime colleague Tucker Carlson)

“I don’t boycott any station. I stand firm in what I believe in,” Lindell told TheWrap shortly after his CPAC address. “I think [boycotts are] the worst thing ever,” he added. “What it does is advertisers just go to other things, prices go up and the consumer ends up paying for it. It’s absolutely horrific when they do boycotts. I don’t boycott other stations.”

Fox News has vowed to stand behind both hosts and have said the boycotts against them are politically motivated.

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Donald Trump Raves About Fox News Channel Stars As He Declares National Emergency To Build Wall

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CNN’s Jim Acosta to Write Book About Trump’s Battle With Media

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Things are about to get real.

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has inked a deal to write a book about the Trump administration’s battles with the news media.

The book, titled “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” was announced by the Harper imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and will include “never-before-revealed stories of this White House’s rejection of truth, while laying out the stakes for how Trump’s hostility toward facts poses an unprecedented threat to our democracy.”

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“Acosta, the most visible member of the media branded an ‘enemy of the people’ by President Trump, exposes the tumultuous and dangerous realities of the current White House and its war on truth and the first amendment,” HaperCollins said in a press release Thursday.

Acosta has become a favorite target of Trump supporters during the president’s boisterous rallies. He has also repeatedly clashed with the president and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

In November, The White House suspended Acosta’s press credentials after the president took issue with questions Acosta asked at a news conference. (The credentials were later reinstated after CNN filed a lawsuit).

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“Acosta unveils the chaotic first two years of the Trump administration detailing, for the first time, his view from the frontlines of Trump’s relentless war on the media,” the press release read. “Going inside the briefing room and onto Air Force One with the White House press corps, Acosta reveals the conversations, battles, and near-constant conflict that define life for a media working to hold the Trump administration accountable for its actions and its words.”

Acosta said he was writing the book to “share what I’ve experienced covering President Trump during his first two years in office.”

“This sobering, bewildering, and sometimes frightening experience has made it absolutely clear that this is a dangerous time to tell the truth in America,” Acosta said. “The president and his team, not to mention some of his supporters, have attempted to silence the press in ways we have never seen before. As just about everybody has seen, I have witnessed this first hand.”

The book is slated for a June 11 release.

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Acosta is represented by lawyer and literary agent Bob Barnett.

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Seb Gorka Says He Called Jim Acosta a ‘D—head’ During White House Briefing Room Clash

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Former White House advisor Seb Gorka says he called CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta a “d—head” during a heated verbal clash in the White House Briefing Room on Thursday.

According to Gorka, who is now a Fox News contributor and Salem Radio host, the argument erupted after Acosta questioned why he was there.

“So, I’m minding my own business right at the entrance of the White House briefing room on the inside,” Gorka told radio host Mark Levin. “And suddenly the door opens and in prances Jim Acosta… He grabs me by the arm, and says ‘You shouldn’t be here, this place is for real journalists.’”

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“Then loudly in front of everybody, because I guess that’s my style, I said, Jim, that’s why you are a…,” Gorka explained stopping short of saying the word itself. The Daily Caller reports however that Gorka told them he said “you are a d—head!”

Gorka continued, telling Levin that Acosta then “hid” in the back for the 40 minutes, in an effort to avoid him.

“This guys seems to think the White House Briefing Room is the Jim Acosta show,” Gorka went on, calling Acosta by his legal name “Abilio.”

Acosta, who is Cuban American, goes by his middle name, James.

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After another reporter noted that Gorka insists on calling Acosta by his Hispanic name, Acosta responded on Twitter: “Hola… I’m proud of my Cuban heritage and the name Abilio! My dad is an Abilio. So was my grandfather. My middle name is James. Which is where I get Jim. Friends called me Jimmy growing up. It just stuck until I started going by Jim in college. Though college buddies liked Abilio!”

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

Gorka, a former advisor to President Trump, was ousted from his position in August 2017, as part of a purge by then-incoming White House Chief of staff, John Kelly.

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Acosta has repeatedly clashed with President Trump, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump supporters at rallies. In November, The White House revoked Acosta’s press credentials following a contentious exchange during a White House news conference when the president called Acosta a “rude, terrible person.”

The White House eventually gave Acosta his press pass back after CNN sued in U.S. District Court.

You can listen to Gorka’s interview with Levin below.

Hola..I’m proud of my Cuban heritage and the name Abilio! My dad is an Abilio. So was my grandfather. My middle name is James. Which is where I get Jim. Friends called me Jimmy growing up. It just stuck until I started going by Jim in college. Though college buddies liked Abilio! https://t.co/416ZhlZkR4

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 18, 2019

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Kellyanne Conway Calls Jim Acosta a ‘Smartass’ Looking for a ‘Viral’ Moment; He Gets One

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Kellyanne Conway called CNN’s Jim Acosta a “smart-ass” trying to provoke a viral moment Tuesday — and quickly went viral.

The latest tiff between Acosta and the Trump White House came when he asked Conway if she could guarantee Trump would tell the truth during his remarks on immigration Tuesday.

“Yes, Jim, and can you promise that you will?” she replied. “The whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God? Am I allowed to mention God to you?”

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“I’m not the one who has the alternative facts problem like you do,” Acosta replied.

“You know that’s a cheap — make sure that goes viral,” Conway said, before telling him that such comments were one reason most people in the administration wouldn’t talk to him.

Much talking over each other followed. You can watch the video above.

The moment did go viral. CNN headlined it, “Jim Acosta presses Conway: Will Trump tell the truth?”

Or, as Fox News put it: “Kellyanne Conway embarrasses CNN’s Jim Acosta during heated exchange: ‘You’re such a smarta–‘”

Conway went on to tell Acosta that many of his colleagues don’t like him, and noted that CNN has made factual errors. (The Washington Post, meanwhile, says Trump has made 7,600 false or misleading statements during his presidency.)

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The animosity between the Trump White House and Acosta is well known. Last year CNN went to court to get Acosta his White House press pass back after an incident in which Acosta challenged Trump’s false claim that an invasion was coming to the U.S. border, Trump called Acosta a “terrible person,” and the White House released doctored footage sped up to make it appear that Acosta had struck an intern trying to take away his mic.

Yes, all of these things actually happened.

The spat between Acosta and Conway occurred almost three weeks into a government shutdown over Trump’s insistence on funding for a border wall. The shutdown has led to airport security concerns and some prison guards commuting more than 400 miles, among other inconveniences.

Trump was scheduled to speak Tuesday night.

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Gobsmack-iest Donald Trump Moments Of 2018

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No Confrontation Between Jim Acosta, Sarah Sanders at First Press Briefing Since CNN Legal Battle

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Hillary Clinton Calls Fox News ‘Superb Propaganda,’ Says News Media Must ‘Get Smarter’ to Cover Trump

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Fox News “superb propaganda” and a “wholly owned subsidiary of Trump and the Republican party” in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian.

Clinton said President Trump, who surprised her and most political pundits by beating her in 2016, has a knack for “tweeting and insulting and dominating the news cycles.” But she said the news media has to adapt and do a better job of covering his false statements.

“I believe that where we are now in the political cycle is that the press does not know how to cover these candidates who are setting themselves on fire every day, who are masters of diversion and distraction,” she told the newspaper. “So at some point, the press has to get smarter because that’s basically how most voters get their information.”

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The former secretary of state said the news media’s dedication to “balance” leads reporters to weigh facts and opinion equally — a bad judgement call, she said, that “opens a door to somebody like him.”

Clinton seemed to have little hope, however, of Fox News improving. She said the Trump doesn’t attack Fox News “because they’re like a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump and the Republican party now.”

“You watch Fox News, it’s always, ‘Something terrible is about to happen’, ‘Something terrible did happen’, ‘These people are doing all these awful things.’ It is totally divorced from reality, but it is superb propaganda,” she told The Guardian. “I don’t know the best way to puncture that. You have to hope that reality catches up with politics and entertainment at some point.”

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Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Trump may not agree that the news media has been too easy on him. On Wednesday, he tweeted that “You just can’t win with the Fake News Media,” complaining about news coverage that he said blamed lower gas prices for traffic jams.

On Monday, the White House backed down from a decision to yank CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House press pass. He lost the pass after he pressed Trump on his assertion that a migrant caravan far from the U.S. border constituted an “invasion” of the United States. The White House released a doctored video that made it appear Acosta had struck a female White House aide. CNN sued to regain access.

But even as it gave up on pulling Acosta’s pass, the Trump administration unveiled new rules for White House reporters this week, threatening to pull their passes if they ask follow-up questions.

Earlier this week, Trump said the U.S. would maintain a “steadfast” relationship with Saudi Arabia even though the CIA has concluded, according to the Washington Post, that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia has denied the crown prince was involved in the killing, and Trump has denied that the CIA concluded he ordered Khashoggi’s murder.

Read the full Guardian interview with Clinton here.

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Why the White House’s Rules for Press Conferences May Pose New Problems

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Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials Restored by White House; CNN Drops Lawsuit

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials have been fully restored by the White House, the network announced in a tweet on Monday. In response, CNN dropped its lawsuit against the Trump administration.

“Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta’s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House,” said CNN in a terse statement Monday.

A rep for the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta‘s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House.

— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 19, 2018

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The legal fight between CNN and the White House had looked certain to go on for weeks after the White House told CNN on Sunday that it planned to revoke Acosta’s press credentials after a 14-day injunction from a federal judge, which reinstated them on Friday, expired.

In restoring Acosta’s credentials, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders laid out new “rules” in an email Monday afternoon, saying that going forward, reporters would be allowed to ask only “one question” and that follow-ups would be determined at the president’s discretion. Anyone who violates the new rules would be subjection to revocation of their press credentials.

SARAH SANDERS says that Acosta’s press pass has been restored, sets new explicit standards of conduct for POTUS press conferences, and warns that they will do so for press in other non-public areas if they must. I pic.twitter.com/Q3FB0kTsPP

— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) November 19, 2018

Earlier this month, the White House yanked Acosta’s credentials after the CNN reporter refused to back down from a series of tough questions about the migrant caravan during an East Wing press conference.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” Trump exploded at Acosta during the Nov. 7 press conference. “The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. The way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”

By that evening, Acosta’s press pass had been suspended and CNN filed suit a short time later. The network was presumed to have a strong case and an early ruling from federal Judge Timothy Kelly — a Trump appointee — had restored Acosta’s pass for two weeks.

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Ron Chernow to Speak at 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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The 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner will be headlined by historian and author Ron Chernow, the White House Correspondents’ Association announced in a press release on Monday.

The move breaks with the historical precedent of the organization to feature a comedian, like Michelle Wolf last year. In the release, Chernow made it clear that the decision to have him was explicitly in order to promote the First Amendment.

“The White House Correspondents’ Association has asked me to make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige,” Chernow said. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics. My major worry these days is that we Americans will forget who we are as a people and historians should serve as our chief custodians in preserving that rich storehouse of memory.”

Chernow added that while he was no comedian, his would do his best to avoid being too “dry” on stage.

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WHCA Announces Acclaimed Author Ron Chernow as Featured Speaker for 2019 Annual Dinner. For more, https://t.co/4V0D785Pbi pic.twitter.com/VBDMwxVdWI

— WHCA (@whca) November 19, 2018

As a historian, Chernow is most famous for his biographies of American statesmen, including President Ulysses Grant and Alexander Hamilton. His book on the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury was later adapted into the broadway mega-hit “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Bucking tradition, President Trump has refused to attend the annual event since he took office and has instead sent surrogates to represent him. Last year, Michelle Wolf’s brutal mocking of Sarah Huckabee Sanders made national headlines.  

And though Trump was not named in the release, it’s hard to imagine, the decision to have Chernow was not a direct consequence of the anti-press rhetoric which has come from the White House over the last two years. In recent weeks, tensions with the media escalated further after Trump revoked the press credentials of his longtime nemesis Jim Acosta — a matter which is now being litigated in court.

The WHCA filed an amicus brief in defense of CNN and Acosta at the time and defended the network in an additional statement, saying they strongly supported the lawsuit to have Acosta reinstated.

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“The President of the United States should not be in the business of arbitrarily picking the men and women who cover him,” said WHCA chief Olivier Knox.

Statement from WHCA President Olivier Knox on CNN lawsuit. #whca @oknox pic.twitter.com/y5uJwnGfqb

— WHCA (@whca) November 13, 2018

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White House Tells CNN They Will Continue Fight to Revoke Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials

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The Trump administration says they have no intention to back down on plans to oust CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House, telling the network in a letter that they would revoke his credentials again when a 14-day injunction from a federal judge expires.

The news was first reported in Brian Stelter’s Sunday evening “Reliable Sources” newsletter.

In a statement from CNN, the network said they would continue to fight.

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“The White House is continuing to violate the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President,” a spokesperson told TheWrap on Monday.

On Friday, CNN won Round 1 with the White House after Judge Timothy Kelly — a Trump appointee —  restored Acosta’s credentials in a 14 day restraining order.

“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press,” said CNN and Acosta in a joint statement at the time.

In her own statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said her side would comply with the order but promised a new set of “rules” to govern journalists behavior in the future.

“We will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass,” she said. “We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future.”

It’s unclear what those rules might look like, a rep for the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment on the matter.

The legal fight between the White House and CNN was sparked earlier this month with a tussle between Trump and Acosta during a press briefing in the East Room. Trump’s ire was stirred after Acosta refused to backdown from aggressive questions about the migrant caravan.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” the president said on Nov. 7 as Acosta stammered. “The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. The way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”

By the end of the day, Acosta press credentials had been revoked.

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Jim Acosta Says ‘Let’s Go Back to Work’ After Judge Rules White House Must Return His Press Credential

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CNN political correspondent Jim Acosta got straight to the point after a Washington, D.C. District court ruled the White House had to return his press credential on Friday, telling reporters outside the courthouse, “let’s go back to work.”

Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly granted CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order on Acosta’s behalf earlier that morning. However, Kelly did not make a ruling in CNN’s underlying case, filed Tuesday, against the Trump administration. The Friday decision will allow Acosta access to the White House for “at least a short period of time,” according to CNN. Several media outlets — including Fox News Channel — have publicly sided with CNN and Acosta on the matter.

“I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week. And I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today,” Acosta said. “And,” he added, pausing for a brief moment, “let’s go back to work.”

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Acosta started speaking at the 3:10 mark in the CNN clip below:

“I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press, who supported us this week … and let’s go back to work.”

CNN’s Jim @Acosta speaks outside of U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. as a judge orders the White House to return his press pass. https://t.co/vPjOD2bYoF pic.twitter.com/erh4vbHXST

— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) November 16, 2018

Acosta has long been a thorn in the side of President Trump — who has blasted blasted Acosta and CNN on multiple occasions as “fake news.” In June, Acosta pressed the president several times on whether he’d stop calling the media “the enemy of the people.” He also called Trump “a dishonest, deceptive person” at a CNN panel discussion in New York last month.

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Their contentious relationship came to a head earlier this month, after Acosta repeatedly questioned the president on the midterm elections. Trump called Acosta a “rude, terrible person” in an East Room press conference on Nov. 7. The White House revoked Acosta’s press pass later that day. That move set off a firestorm, with many journalists and pundits criticizing the president — while others, like Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro, skewered Acosta as a “terrible” objective journalist.

“This is a great day for the First Amendment and journalism,” attorney Ted Boutrous said Friday, before Acosta briefly acknowledged reporters.

“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days,” CNN said in a statement Friday, following Kelly’s ruling. “Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”

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“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days,” CNN and its Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta said in a prepared statement issued moments after prevailing with TRO bid  in U.S. District Co…

Jim Acosta to Get His White House Press Credential Back, Judge Rules

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The White House must reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credential, federal judge Timothy J. Kelly has ruled.

“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days,” the network said in a statement Friday, following Kelly’s ruling in the D.C. District court. “Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”

On Tuesday, CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after the White House revoked Acosta’s press credentials.

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“CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration this morning in DC District Court. It demands the return of the White House credentials of CNN’s Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta,” said the network in a statement at the time. “The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.”

Numerous media organizations — including Fox News Channel — sided with CNN and Acosta on the matter.

While Kelly did not make a ruling in CNN’s underlying case against the Trump administration Friday, he did grant the media outlet’s request for a temporary restraining order on Acosta’s behalf. The decision will allow Acosta access to the White House for “at least a short period of time,” according to CNN.

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Also per CNN, Kelly said while explaining his ruling he believes Acosta and his employer are “likely to prevail in the case overall.”

Last week, Acosta lost his press credentials after an unusually nasty fight with Trump during an East Wing press conference. As an aide tried to take control of the microphone from Acosta, Trump scolded the reporter on live television.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” Trump said. “The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. The way you treat other people are horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”

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