A White House staffer was caught on camera yelling at CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta to leave the room as he attempted to ask President Trump questions about the Mueller investigation during an official photo-op with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
“Make your way out. Let’s go. Move, Jim, let’s go. Keep going, Jim, let’s go. Jim, we’re leaving. Come on, Jim. Go. We’re done,” the aide can be heard yelling.
Acosta ignored the shouts and continued to ask the president about why his attorney Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly asserted that collusion is not a crime, despite Trump’s own claims that there was no coordination between his campaign and Russia.
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) July 30, 2018
It’s customary for reporters to ask questions during such press events.
Last week, CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins, said she was barred from attending a presidential event after she asked questions deemed “inappropriate” by the White House.