White House defends doctored Trump-Acosta clip used to justify reporter’s ban

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Press secretary stood by decision to revoke CNN reporter’s access and sharing video edited to make his actions more aggressive

The White House has stood by its decision to revoke the access of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a fiery standoff with the president, and defended sharing a video on social media that had been altered to make Acosta’s actions towards an intern look more aggressive.

The video, originally made by an employee of Infowars, a far-right conspiracy website, shows Acosta’s reaction to a White House employee who tried to grab a microphone from him while he attempted to question Donald Trump at a press conference on Wednesday.

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