White House Suspends CNN Correspondent

The White House has suspended the credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump.

A White House staffer tried to grab the microphone from CNN's Jim Acosta at the press conference on Wednesday.

Acosta challenged trump's recent assertions about a migrant caravan heading to the us from Central America.

A female staff member then attempted to take the microphone from the journalist.

But Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said access was removed because the reporter put "his hands on a young woman".

Acosta called ms sanders claim "A Lie".

The President said the CNN journalist was a "Rude, Terrible Person" at the press event.