When the president tried to go to another journalist, Acosta declined to give up the microphone and asked about possible indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller based on the ongoing investigation into Trump's presidential campaign.
Looking back at Acosta, Trump added: "The way you treat [press secretary] Sarah Huckabee is terrible, and the way you treat other people is frightful".
He also posted a tweet saying he was stopped by the Secret Service from entering White House grounds.
Reporters don't get routine access to the Prime Minister's Office, but media credentials to access Parliament Hill are managed by the National Press Gallery, not the PMO. She went on to say that she, in general, doesn't like when men touch her without permission, but said what Acosta did was not assault.
And CNN has slammed the White House for its actions.
"The question is: did the reporter make contact or not? While President Trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he has a sworn obligation to protect it". The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is awful, and the way you treat other people is terrible. "We do have to stick together, but Jim Acosta makes it awfully hard to have journalistic solidarity in something like this". "If you did it well, your ratings would be much better". CNN released a statement calling the president "dangerous", claiming that he "does not respect a free press". After taking criticism for the gross mischaracterization of events, Sanders proceeded to tweet a video of the event as evidence of Acosta's "inappropriate behaviour". "That's enough. Put down the mic", Trump said. CNN stood with us [when Barack Obama declared war on Fox] ...
Acosta finally relinquished the mic and sat down, but Trump then began to verbally berate him from the lectern.
"You should let me run the country", Trump said. You and I have a difference of opinion.
"I hope Acosta stands in front of the WH every day and tells the truth about what's going on inside the loony bin". He also said: "They're extremely complex". "Even if President Trump doesn't intend it, some see him as directly appealing to the racists", she wrote. Peter Baker at The New York Times called Sanders' justification "fake predicate to punish a reporter".