On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump's feud with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta took a turn for the worse when the journalist pressed the president during a White House press conference on the 2018 midterm election.
Trump interrupted Acosta. "I'm not concerned about anything with the Russian investigation because it's a hoax".
"Hopefully, we can work together next year delivering to the American people", Trump said. "You are a very rude. person. the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is". "You shouldn't be working for CNN", he said.
When Acosta started to ask Trump about his comments calling a migrant group marching toward the southern U.S. border an "invasion", Trump said that's what he still considers it. He added that the president did not want to be faced with his "lie" about the caravan being an invasion.
Meghan McCain was also distraught at the discourse on display, posting, "I got 4 hours of sleep last night and can't emotionally deal with Trump's presser right now".
While many reporters joined in defending Acosta, several others were quick to point out that they felt he acted inappropriately, "embarrassing the profession".
Trump wanted to move onto another reporter, but Acosta wouldn't give up the microphone when an aide sought to tug it away from him.
Trump then turned his attention to NBC's Peter Alexander - who immediately jumped to Acosta's defense.
"I'm not a big fan of yours either!"
Acosta still refused to quit badgering, prompting Trump to say: "Just sit down please".
President Donald Trump struck back at a black female reporter's question about his calling himself "nationalist" as "emboldening white nationalists", calling it a "racist question", "insulting", and "very awful". "Let me tell you, it's a racist question", he said.
Spin reached out to the White House press secretary to for further clarification on what Trump meant by having "the highest poll numbers ever among African Americans" and will update if we hear back.
"I've never seen anything like it", he said.
Trump said Republicans "defied history" by expanding their majority in the Senate to at least 51 seats, while chastising Republicans who failed to embrace his support. And the way you treat other people is disgusting.
"That is such a racist question".