President Donald Trump grew angry with several reporters at his press conference following Tuesday's midterms elections, at one point telling CNN's Jim Acosta he was a "rude, bad person" and the network should be ashamed to employ him.
Less than a day after banning CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, press secretary Sarah Sanders is facing additional scrutiny after sharing an edited video clip that showed Acosta's brief exchange with an aide over a mic.
Acosta, 47, regularly grills Sanders at press conferences where she defends Trump's most controversial policies.
Shapiro says that when Acosta's hand touches the intern's arm as she reaches for his microphone, the action speeds up in the apparently altered video to accentuate his movement.
"CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them", the president said to Acosta.
In another video of the encounter tweeted by Sarah Burris, an editor at the left-leaning political blog Raw Story, the footage has been slowed down and annotated to show the four times the White House intern touches Acosta while trying to take the microphone.
As the hour-long Q and A trundled on, at one point Trump yelled at reporters to "sit down" and regularly barked down reporters with phrases like: "Excuse me, you were not called on".
In a later tweet, Mr Acosta said Ms Sanders' assertion he placed his hands on the woman was "a lie".
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We urge the White House to reconsider this overreach of power and to reinstate Jim Acosta's credential immediately. "But they have to come in legally". "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is terrible", he said, referring to his press secretary. Acosta was given nearly a minute and a half of Trump's undivided attention and instead of asking good questions chose to debate him yet again about policy.
Trump then told him, "That's enough!"
Several journalists and organizations - including the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Online News Association - demanded Acosta's press pass be reinstated.
The news outlet said Costa's press pass was revoked "in retaliation for his challenging questions at today's press conference", and that Sanders had "provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened".
During a contentious back and forth with Trump, Acosta held onto a microphone as the intern attempted to transfer it to NBC News' Peter Alexander.
CNN executive Matt Dornic accused the White House press secretary of releasing "actual fake news" and called her tweet "absolutely shameful".
Waving his finger, Mr Trump berated him.