Trump engages in tiff with reporters in White House
"On the Russia investigation, are you concerned that you may...?" Acosta asked before Trump interrupted him and said, "I am not concerned about anything with the Russia investigation because it is a hoax."
The US President also backed down from the lectern for a few seconds. After returning, Trump told the reporter, "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You should not be working for CNN. You are a rude and terrible person."
Trump further said, "The way you treat Sarah Hucakbee (Sanders) is horrible. The way you treat other people is horrible. You should not treat people that way."
Later on, NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander tried to defend Acosta, saying that he was a "dilligent reporter."
"In Jim's defence, I travelled with him to Washington. He is a dilligent reporter," Peter commented before Trump interrupted again and said, "I am not a big fan of yours either, you are not the best."
Acosta tried another attempt to ask a question, but Trump, once again, snapped back at him and asked him to sit down.
"When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people," Trump said.