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White House revokes press badge of CNN's Jim Acosta

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President Donald Trump's administration revoked the press badge of Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Acosta was banned because he yanked back when a White House intern tried to take his microphone.

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration," Sanders said. "We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern."

CNN stood up for Acosta in a statement saying, "This president's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far. They are not only dangerous, they are disturbingly un-American."

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