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A Federal Judge Favours Media, Orders Trump Administration to Resume White House Press Pass

Updated On 01 Apr, 2019 Published On

American president Donald Trump is known for his constant fight with the media. Well, the last time, it was a heated exchange between American journalist Jim Acosta and Trump at a news conference that gained major media coverage. In fact, the clash even had the scheduled White House press pass put to a halt which is said to reinstate very soon.

As per the sources, a federal judge has accepted CNN's appeal to temporarily resume CNN's correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass at the White House.

Over CNN's victory, Jim Acosta thanked the ruling from judge Timothy Kelly, appointed by Donald Trump, for his decision.

Cheering CNN's victory outside the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C, he said,

I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today, Let’s go back to work!”

In response to the District Court's decision, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee stated that the Trump administration will reconsider Acosta's pass.

Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future, There must be decorum at the White House

Further, when asked in regards to the judge ruling on Acosta, Trump stated,

It’s not a big deal and if he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.