The White House pulled press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta this afternoon following a heated exchange during a news conference with President Trump, according to media reports.

Acosta tweeted that he'd been denied access to the White House grounds Wednesday evening.

Earlier in the day, during a raucous press conference, Trump accused Acosta of being "rude" and "horrible" and said that CNN should be ashamed of him. Trump also said Acosta treated White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders badly.

In a statement, Sanders accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" the Hill reported. 

Acosta tweeted in response, "This is a lie."

This is a lie. https://t.co/FastFfWych

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
In a tweeted statement CNN said Acosta's press pass was revoked "in retaliation for his asking challenging questions at today's press conference. In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied. She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened. This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. Jim Acosta has our full support."

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