“Sit down,” said US President Donald Trump repeatedly to CNN reporter Jim Acosta following a question about why Trump categorized the migrant caravan as an “invasion.”
Rabat – On the mention of the migrant caravan during a press conference at the White House following the US midterm elections, Trump started to lose his cool.
Thousands of Central American migrants from El Salvator, Honduras, and Guatemala started to journey north towards the US-Mexico border on October 12, fleeing poverty, violence, and persecution.
The president cut off Acosta who thought that Trump had “demonized” migrants by calling them a group of invaders.
“Just sit down” and “That’s enough” Trump ordered Acosta. However, as the journalist continued to ignore Trump’s orders, a staffer had to intervene and take the microphone away from Acosta.
“I think you should let me run the country. You run CNN, and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better; CNN should be ashamed of itself.”
When Trump gave the word to another reporter, the reporter came to Acosta’s defense saying that he is a “diligent reporter,” making the president as angry as ever.
Trump first said that his and Acosta’s opinions are different concerning migration, affirming that migrants should “come to the US legally.”
“I want [migration] to be a process, we need the people because we have hundreds of companies moving in,” Trump stated.
Of the thousands of caravan migrants, Trump scoffed: “Do you think they were actors?They weren’t actors. They didn’t come from Hollywood.”
Trump believes that there are more migrants heading to the borders than shown in the media. According to the Mexican government, there are 3,600 migrants traveling in the caravan.