A White House event held Tuesday with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, President Trump told CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta to get “out.”

Speaking on President Trump’s alleged “shithole” remarks, CNN’s Acosta asked, “Mr. President did you say that you wanted more people to come in from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?”

POTUS responded, “I want them to come in from everywhere. Everywhere. Thank you very much.”

Acosta pressed the issue as he usually does, “Just caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people from other parts of the world where there are people of color?”

An aide said, “Thank you Jim,” as Trump pointed and said, “Out.”

(Related: White House physician: Trump is ‘in excellent health,’ scored ‘exceedingly well’ on neurological/cognitive tests)

Acosta validated the incident on CNN’s “Wolf,” saying, “I’m not sure if you can hear the end of that there, Wolf, but as I tried to ask whether he wanted more people to come in just from white or Caucasian countries, he said, out. He pointed to me and said, out, as in ‘get out of the Oval Office.’”

Not long after the altercation in the Oval Office, Acosta took to Twitter to make his dismay at the president and White House staffers known.

“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.” he tweeted.

“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,” Acosta wrote.

“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,” the CNN correspondent said of what followed after being ushered out of the oval office.

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


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