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'What an embarrassment': The internet reacts to Trump's wild press conference where an aide tried to snatch the mic from CNN's Jim Acosta

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

If the press conference Donald Trump held Wednesday to discuss the midterm elections results is any indication, it’s clear that the president isn’t changing his tune when it comes to his relationship with certain media outlets.

Trump’s ire was directed at multiple people during the freewheeling event, but CNN’s Jim Acosta pushed his buttons the most with his line of questioning. At first, Acosta pressed Trump about whether the Central American migrant caravan heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border constituted an “invasion” when they are still hundreds of miles away. He then pivoted to ask about the investigation into the Russian election interference. Not only did Trump call the reporter from his least favorite news organization “a rude, terrible person” and an “enemy of the people,” a White House aide helping with the presser also attempted to physically remove the mic from the reporter’s hand.


The attempted mic grab:


We doubt the woman knew “mic snatching from journalists” would be in her job description at the White House — and the internet agrees. People were shocked by the bizarre display.















Though a smaller group of people were pointing fingers at Acosta.



But when you watch the moment, Acosta clearly looks defensive and didn’t push anyone.




As we have learned in the last couple of years, Trump, who used the media to turn himself into a celebrity, claims he doesn’t like the “fake news” now that he’s president. After the spat with Acosta (during which Trump also said Acosta’s treatment of White House press secretary “Sarah Huckabee is horrible”), the president also snapped at NBC’s Peter Alexander who said Trump was being unfair. “Well, I’m not a big fan of yours either,” Trump said to Alexander. “You aren’t the best.”

The president was also dismissive toward to American Urban Radio Networks correspondent April Ryan, who was shut down for trying to ask a question, and Yamiche Alcindor from PBS NewsHour, who Trump accused of asking him racist questions.

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