Last week, the White House landed itself in hot water after it revoked the press credentials of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta following an incident with an intern during a conference.
Acosta had been at the White House press conference and, when he got the mic, he pressed the US president about his characterisation of the migrants on their way to the US. Witnesses say that the group is made up of men, women and children, whereas Trump has called them ‘terrorists’ and is toying with the decision to send 1,000 troops to the Mexican border with instructions to repel them – using force, if necessary.
Acosta was accused of “placing his hands” on a White House aide who had tried to take the microphone from him. Clips of the tense exchange were shared across the web and have been scrutinised, with accusations that certain versions, such as the one Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared on Twitter, had been edited to make it look like Acosta struck the aid. Trump denies this.