The 14 Best Quotes From Trump's Wild Post-Midterm Presser

The 14 Best Quotes From Trump's Wild Post-Midterm Presser

President Donald Trump has been involved in an extraordinary exchange with a CNN reporter at a press conference, the day after the USA midterm elections saw his chances of advancing his legislative agenda hampered.

He continued, "It's a-it's a-a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S".

"I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better", he told Jim, as seen in the video below.

As the tensions flared, Trump, who called the Russian Federation probe a "witch hunt", repeatedly demanded that Acosta "put down the mic" to allow another reporter to ask a question.

Trump tried to move on, but Acosta insisted on asking about the Russian Federation investigation. "Sorry about that Mia", Mr Trump said. The way you treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders is disgusting. "President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history". "You shouldn't treat people that way", he said, referring to his spokeswoman, who frequently spars with reporters during press briefings.

"What you just said is so insulting to me", he added. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question.

When the president tries to call on another journalist, Acosta refuses to give up the microphone and asks about special counsel Robert Mueller probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Mr Trump also sought to take credit for Republican gains in the Senate, despite the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives.

Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said the confrontation was "a microcosm of the media's relationship with Trump from the get-go". "I love our country. I do". "If they're doing that, you can't do the other". "I never anxious about it because I've never used racist remarks", Trump told a Yahoo reporter.

Trump took the rare step of mocking Republican candidates who kept their distance from him during the campaign because of concerns that his divisive messages on immigration would turn off voters - but lost anyway.

"I don't know why you would say that", President Trump responded. "You are are a rude, awful person".

President Trump faced a very antagonistic media on the day after the midterm elections, offering a soft tone about his desire to work across the aisle with Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in the House.

He turned specifically on reporter Yamiche Alcindor of PBS' "NewsHour".

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