Trump: ‘We’re Writing Up Rules and Regulations’ for Reporter Decorum at Press Conferences

CNS News | 11/16/2018 | Staff
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( – "People have to behave,” President Donald Trump said when asked about Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia Judge Timothy J. Kelly giving CNN a temporary restraining order requiring the White House to return CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.

“We're writing up rules and regulations,” Trump told reporters after signing a bill on cybersecurity and infrastructure security. “I think you were treated very unfairly. Both of you. Because you had somebody interrupting you. With the rules and regulations, we will end up back in court, and we will win."

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Asked what he means about “rules and regulations,” Trump said, "Decorum. You can't take three questions and four questions, and you can't stand up and not sit down.

"We want total freedom of the press. It's more important to me than anybody would believe, but you have to act with respect. You're at the White House, and when I see the way some of my people get treated at news conferences, it's terrible,” he said.

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“So we're setting up a certain standard, which is what the court is requesting, and always freedom of the press, always First Amendment, and that’s just the way it is,” the president said.

Trump said that members of the administration “always have the option of leaving,” adding that “the other media and press in the room won't be happy."

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The judge did not rule on whether President Donald Trump and his aides violated Acosta’s First Amendment rights by suspending the hard pass in the first place.

Kelly did, however, rule on CNN’s Fifth Amendment argument that Acosta was denied due process before revoking the press...
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