The confrontation between Donald Trump and the CNN journalist Jim Acosta this week was not the first time the two have gone head-to-head. Acosta has been a prominent figure in press briefings since the start of Trump's presidency White House accuses CNN’s Jim Acosta of 'placing his hands’ on young intern – video
Acosta has had his White House credentials revoked after engaging in a fiery exchange with Donald Trump during a press conference after the mid-term elections. Acosta asked Trump about immigration and Trump refused to answer Acosta's questions, repeatedly telling him to sit down. Acosta initially refused to relinquish the microphone to a female intern and the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later tweeted that Acosta had placed his hands on the young woman.