As US President Donald Trump answered questions from the press following his speech about Wednesday's midterm results, his turbulent relationship with some media outlets was evident.
On Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out an apparently doctored video of a testy interchange between President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a post-election press conference.
The president and the reporter sparred at a press briefing Wednesday, culminating with a White House intern trying to pull the microphone away from Mr Acosta.
The White House has banned a CNN reporter over "unacceptable" conduct during a heated news conference with Donald Trump.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders cited Acosta's brief confrontation with a White House press aide during Trump's new conference as the reason for suspending his press pass "until further notice".
President Trump insulted Mr Acosta after the reporter challenged his recent assertions about a migrant caravan heading to the United States from Central America.
A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN's Jim Acosta during a news conference at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2018. He sought to ask a question about the Russian Federation investigation, but Trump said he didn't have any worry about the "hoax" and told him to put down the microphone.
"CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you work for them", he said.
As more clashes with reporters followed, Trump, exasperated but energised, summed up what is sure to be repeated at the rallies where chants of "CNN sucks!" have become a favorite chorus.
"This president's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far".
"They are not only risky, they are disturbingly un-American".
"You and I have a difference of opinion", Trump said.
"The most risky type of fake news and reporting and evidence is when you get into the fine details, the nuanced things that are shaped to present a certain viewpoint or decision or news a certain way", he said.
"Do you think they were actors?"
Acosta later wrote on Twitter that Sanders explanation for why his access has been revoked is "a lie". Following one of many fiery exchanges with the Trump administration, Acosta railed against Trump in 2017 and called him "a purveyor of fake news". And I've read the strongly worded rebukes from the White House Correspondents' Association, from CNN and others. Acosta chose to ask Trump why he seemingly "demonized" the immigrants traveling to the American border at the moment. "And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better".
White House staffers decide whether journalists are eligible, though the Secret Service determines whether their applications are approved.