Trump Press Secretary Admits He Threatened To Remove A Journalist From Press Conference
Sean Spicer: I Told CNN's Jim Acosta If He Treats Trump Disrespectfully "Again In The Future, I Would Have Him Removed"
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From the January 11 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Did that happen?
SEAN SPICER: So, what happened was after the exchange that you just noted, he did it again towards the end, he continued to harass the president-elect. After the president-elect had ended the press conference and been removed from the area, I went up to Mr. Acosta and I said his behavior was rude, inappropriate, and disrespectful of the president-elect. He told me that he thought that had a right to ask a question, even though CNN had been granted a question to one of their other correspondents. I informed him that I thought no one should be treated that way and treated that disrespectfully, and that if he did it again in the future, I would have him removed.
Tucker, now I've known you long time. You know I am a pretty solid Republican. I don't care whether you are a Republican or Democrat or an independent, but if someone did that to President Obama or President Clinton or frankly any other human being, I would say the same thing. No one needs to be treated with that level of disrespect and rudeness. I think Mr. [Jim] Acosta owes the president-elect, and frankly the entire press core, an apology for his childish and inappropriate behavior.