Jim Acosta Claims Sean Spicer Threatened to Throw Him out of Trump’s Presser
ACOSTA: "He sort of pointed at me at one point and then waved his hand as if 'You're not going to get a question.' Then as the news conference went on, as you heard, he was attacking this news organization repeatedly, and I felt it was only fair that if our news organization is going to be attacked that we get a chance to ask a follow-up question about what Donald Trump was talking about and, fortunately, my colleague Cecilia Vega over at ABC did ask a question that I was going to ask, which is did Donald Trump have any contacts who were in contact with the Russians in the context of this campaign. She actually did not get an answer on that question. I don't know if you noticed that at the podium, but as he was going to the elevators, we all were asking him again to answer that question, and he said no, that nobody associated with him or his campaign was in contact with the Russians during the context of that campaign. So I do want to pass on that little bit of news along because he did not answer that question formally during that news conference. I should also tell you that at one point during this news conference, just in the interest of full disclosure and so everybody knows what's going on and what was happening in the room, after I asked and I guess demanded that we have a question, Sean Spicer, the incoming press secretary did say to me that if I were to do that again, I was going to be thrown out of this press conference."