NUJ sends solidarity to Trump target Jim Acosta

The NUJ has sent solidarity to CNN Chief Whitehouse Correspondent Jim Acosta, whose media pass has been revoked by the White House after he asked questions of Donald Trump.

NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “Donald Trump has already called the press the enemy of the people and has now followed up this dangerous and incendiary language by removing Jim Acosta’s press pass to the White House because he didn’t like the questions he was being asked.

“The NUJ joins the journalist community around the globe in condemning this blatant attack on the freedom of the press on the ridiculous grounds that he manhandled an intern, sent to grab back a microphone. We send our solidarity to Jim Acosta and CNN and support their right to hold the president and all those in power to account. The whole press conference was a disgrace. Donald Trump’s boorish and irrational behaviour is not only unfitting for his office, it is chilling.”

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