“CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you working for them,” Trump said after Acosta gave up the mic. “You are a rude, terrible person.”
He then said Acosta shouldn’t be working for the network.
“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country. You run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would be much better,” Trump added.
He told yet another reporter he’s “not a fan of yours, either.”
The president’s mood turned sour Wednesday after CNN’s journalist pressed him on why he referred to a migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. on foot through Mexico as an “invasion.” Trump ramped up his anti-immigrant rhetoric against the caravan in the final days of the midterm elections.
Trump was also pressed on why his campaign aired an ad featuring a Mexican immigrant convicted of killing American police officers and linking the man’s actions to the caravan.
Several television networks pulled the ad after airing it or declined to air it at all.