CNN's Acosta complains of White House threat

  • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a reporter's question during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Washington.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a reporter's question during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Washington. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 12/12/2017 5:29 PM

NEW YORK -- CNN's Jim Acosta says he was warned by the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders not to ask a question during President Donald Trump's bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, further evidence of sour relations between the network and administration.

Acosta said Sanders told him that if he asked Trump a question, "she could not promise that I would be allowed into a pool spray again."

 

Sanders did not immediately return a request for comment on Tuesday.

Acosta said he considered it a "direct threat." He asked a question of the president anyway, and didn't get an answer.

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