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Trump Kicks CNN's Jim Acosta Out Of Conference (Video)

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President Donald Trump told CNN reporter Jim Acosta to get "out" after he asked him questions regarding his alleged "s**thole countries" remarks (video below).

The incident occurred on Jan. 16 during a White House press conference, the Daily Mail reported. Trump was hosting President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan at the time.

Acosta reportedly asked Trump questions about his "s**thole countries" remark before the meeting was called to a close.

"Mr. President, did you say you want more people to come in from Norway?" Acosta asked, according to the Daily Mail. "Did you say you want more people from Norway?"

"I want them to come from everywhere, everywhere," Trump responded.

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"Thank you, Jim. It's time to exit," a female aide is heard telling Acosta.

"Just Caucasian or white countries, sir?" Acosta continues. "Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world, people of color?"

Trump then glanced at Acosta, pointed his finger at him and said: "Out."

Acosta took to Twitter shortly after the incident to give his side of the encounter:

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In Oval Office pool spray, I asked why Trump wants more people to come in from Norway. He said he wants people to come in from everywhere. Verbatim coming.

As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions. I have never encountered that before.

What occurred reminded me of something I would see in a different country. Certainly not at the WH. Certainly not in the U.S.

When I tried to follow up on this in the Oval Office, Trump told me to get 'out.' We then went to the Roosevelt Room where WH aides obstructed us from asking questions.

Trump has received a firestorm of backlash after reports surfaced that he asked why America was taking in so many immigrants from "s**thole countries" during a DACA meeting at the Oval Office, TIME reported. Trump was reportedly referencing Haiti and other African countries. He also reportedly suggested that America should be taking in more immigrants from countries like Norway.  

The exact words Trump used during the meeting remain unconfirmed. Sen. Cory Booker recently blasted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for denying that she heard Trump use the word "s**thole."

"The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language, that language festers," Booker reportedly said during an oversight hearing on Jan. 16. "When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power it is a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity."

"For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues, saying, 'I've already answered that line of questions,' when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they're worried about happened in the White House, that's unacceptable to me," Booker added, according to CNN.

Nielsen had said earlier in the hearing that she wanted to "move on" when senators asked her questions about Trump's reported comments.

"I have been very patient with this line of questioning," she said. "I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago. I'd like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country."

Sources: Daily Mail, Twitter (2, 3, 4), TIMECNN / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (2)

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