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‘You are a rude, terrible person’: Trump melts down after Jim Acosta tells him a caravan isn’t an invasion

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President Donald Trump lashed out at CNN’s Jim Acosta on Wednesday after the reporter challenged him for calling a caravan of immigrants an “invasion.”

“I want to challenge you on one of the statements that you made in the tail end of the campaign in the midterms,” Acosta told Trump at a press conference following the midterm elections.

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“Here we go,” Trump complained.

“It was not an invasion,” Acosta explained. “Why did you characterize it as such?”

“Because I consider it an invasion,” Trump replied.

“But do you think that you demonized immigrants in this election?” Acosta pressed. “Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls.”

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“They weren’t actors,” the president quipped. “Do you think they were actors? They weren’t actors. They didn’t come from Hollywood.”

When Acosta repeated his assertion that the caravan is not “an invasion,” Trump became enraged.

“That’s enough. That’s enough,” Trump said as aides tried to take the microphone from Acosta.

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“I had one other question if I may ask on the Russia investigation,” Acosta pleaded.

“I’m not concerned about anything with the Russian investigation because it’s a hoax,” Trump snapped. “That’s enough. Put down the mic.”

“I’ll tell you what,” he added. “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”

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GOP lawmaker sits in painful silence for four seconds after CNN’s Camerota schools him on impeachment

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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) sat in painful silence for a full four seconds after CNN's Alisyn Camerota schooled him on the nature of impeachment inquiries.

During an interview on Monday, Camerota asked Davis if he thought it was appropriate for a president to ask a foreign government to help him investigate his domestic political opponents.

Davis said it was not, but then pivoted to saying that House Democrats didn't have enough evidence at the moment to justify holding an impeachment inquiry based on their knowledge of just the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Dems have enough on Rudy Giuliani that ‘they’ll be able to squeeze him’ to cooperate: CNN’s Lockhart

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is being investigated by law enforcement officials for his work in pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden -- and that could make him a valuable asset in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart.

During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Lockhart said that Giuliani facing legal jeopardy could give House Democrats everything they need to make him a key witness during impeachment hearings.

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Furious ex-White House official rains hell on Trump video of church slaughter: ’Mass shootings are not jokes!’

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A CNN panel was equally appalled and furious about a video that was shown at the conservative conference held at a hotel owned by Donald Trump that showed the president slaughtering church worshipers who rrepresented CNN, NPR, MSNBC and Black Lives Matter in the "Church of Fake News."

Speaking with hosts John Avlon and Alisyn Camerota, former President Bill Clinton communications director Joe Lockhart seemed visibly angry that it was shown at a conservative sanctioned event that featured Sarah Sanders and Don Trump Jr. as speakers.

Asked by Avlon, "Has there been anything remotly like this in American political history or something truly new and dangerous?"

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