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Sean Spicer: CNN’s Jim Acosta at Trump Presser Was ‘Disrespectful’ and Should Apologize

PicMonkey CollageCNN’s Jim Acosta attempted to ask President-elect Donald Trump a question at his presser today, invoking Trump’s criticisms of his network, and the two ended up getting into a fierce back-and-forth that culminated in Trump calling CNN “fake news.”

Afterwards, Acosta said that incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer “did say to me that if I were to do that again, I was going to be thrown out of this press conference.”

Spicer criticized Acosta during an appearance on Fox Business Network tonight, and followed that up with this tweet saying Acosta should apologize:

Acosta pushed back on Twitter, and his colleague Jake Tapper chimed in too:

Spicer also had this Twitter back-and-forth with Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler:

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