Does the President of a country have the power or authority to suspend anybody’s licence, no matter the type of job the person is doing? Recently, we witnessed a scenario in the press conference which was held by President Trump. Jim Acosta who is CNN journalist refused to give up the microphone on time when a female White House aide tried to obtain it from him, in order to pass it on to another reporter.
Based on this incident, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, later announced that the press “hard pass” of CNN White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, has been suspended. In her own words: “As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.”
President Trump then called Acosta a “rude, terrible person” who shouldn’t be working for CNN. Sanders later took to twitter to tweet the message below:
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
Meanwhile, CNN took the case to the court and Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted CNN a temporary restraining order which says that the White House must return CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.