The White House Just Unveiled Its New Rules for Reporters at Press Conferences, and People Have Concerns
The White House on Monday wrote to CNN's Jim Acosta to inform him that they would be reinstating his "hard pass" to grant him access to the White House press events, and also indicated that it would impose four new rules on all White House correspondents.
"Having received a formal reply from your counsel to our letter of November 16, we have made a final determination in this process: your hard pass is restored," the White House wrote to Acosta. "Should you refuse to follow these rules in the future, we will take action in accordance with the rules set forth above. The President is aware of this decision and concurs."
White House Changes One Letter on Official Transcript of Press Conference to Make Donald Trump's Insult of Female Reporter Seem Not That Bad
The White House official transcript of Donald Trump's trade press conference originally misquoted the president after he hurled an insult at a female reporter asking about the FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Calling on ABC's Cecilia Vega, the president said: "Yeah. Go Ahead. Sure. She's shocked that I picked her. She's like in a state of shock."