From the moment Acosta began asking Trump about the migrant caravan heading towards the United States, Trump was visibly angry.
Though Trump tried to shut down Acosta's attempts at a follow-up - "That's enough", he said repeatedly, walking away from the microphone several times - Acosta did get in a second question about potential upcoming indictments in the Russian Federation investigation.
A visibly annoyed President Trump responded: "Because I consider it an invasion".
"In Jim's defense, I've traveled with him and watched him, he's a diligent reporter", Alexander said.
Trump got defensive when discussing the controversial ad he recently ran against the caravan, explaining the people in it were "not actors".
Trump had particularly nasty words for CNN's Jim Acosta, who said he wanted to challenge a statement Trump made during the midterm campaigns. "The way you treat Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] is awful". I think you should let me run the country. "You aren't the best". American Urban Radio Networks correspondent April Ryan tried to ask a question and Trump rudely shut her down.
"I don't know why you'd say that. You shouldn't treat people that way".
"We did this in spite of a dramatic funding disadvantage driven by Democrats' wealthy donors, special interests, and very hostile media coverage to put it mildly". "That's such a racist question".