I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
CNN reporter Jim Acosta was barred from entering the White House grounds on Wednesday evening. As he headed to the White House grounds to do his 8PM stand up, guards told Acosta that he would not be allowed on the premises.
Reuters reported that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House had suspended Acosta’s press credentials, following a heated exchange this afternoon between Acosta and the president.
Acosta put up a clip of a White House guard taking away his press credentials this evening. You can watch that here:
The US Secret Service just asked for my credential to enter the WH. As I told the officer, I don’t blame him. I know he’s just doing his job. (Sorry this video is not rightside up) pic.twitter.com/juQeuj3B9R