Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced in a statement on Friday that the White House will restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard press pass following a federal judge’s ruling.
The judges’s decision states that Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to due process was violated when the White House pulled the pass. (Video Below)
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement following the judge’s decision, “Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future.”
“There must be decorum at the White House,” she added.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, President Trump responded to the Judge’s ruling as well.
Chris Wallace landed an exclusive interview with the president for Fox News Sunday. The full interview will be aired Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. eastern on Fox News. (Video Below)
During the sneak peak interview, Chris Wallace asked President Trump, “A federal judge, who you appointed has just ruled that you must give CNN reporter Jim Acosta his press pass back. Your reaction to the ruling, sir.”
President Trump responded, “Yeah, it’s fine. I mean, it’s not a big deal. What they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct etc. etc.”
“We’re doing that, were going to write them up right now,” Trump continued. “It’s not a big deal. And if he misbehaves… we’ll throw him out, or we’ll stop the news conference.” (Video Below)
“What are your rules going to be?” Wallace asked.
“We’re writing them now. We’ll have rules of decorum you know; you can’t keep asking questions. We had a lot of reporters in that room, many, many reporters in that room and they were unable to ask questions, because this guy gets up and starts… you know, doing what he’s supposed to be doing for him and for CNN. And you know, just shouting out questions and making statements too.”
“But I will say this, look, nobody believes in the First Amendment more than I do, and if I think somebody is acting out of sorts… I will leave. I will say thank you very much, everybody, I appreciate you coming, and I’ll leave. And those reporters will not be too friendly to whoever it is that’s acting up.”