After getting routed by the Democrats and right before he'd try to turn the page on the election by firing his AG, Trump had a press conference where he was more combative than usual. His favourite arch-rival in the press, CNN's Jim Acosta, asked a string of questions that made Trump call him a rude and terrible person. He also had an intern try to take the microphone from Acosta when he refused to stop asking questions.
Nothing new, I know, this is Trump's MO. BUT Trump went into new territory by revoking Acosta's press credentials. It's an avenue to dictatorship where you ban people that ask questions you don't like.
The initial claim was that Acosta had assaulted the intern, but people have eyes, and this was clearly a lie. So now the argument is that Acosta hogs the mic.
Anyway, this would be just another day in Trumpville, but it appears CNN is suing Trump, with an unexpected defender.
If allowed to stand, Trump will see the treatment of Acosta as permission to revoke the press credentials of anyone who he doesn't like. And that's a huge infringement on the free press. O