Donald Trump ordered to take back fired CNN journalist
CNN yesterday dragged President Trump to court over the ban of a news reporter, Jim Acosta from the White House, and they have won the case.
An update on the case reveals that the judge in Washington ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service.
The judge’s order says that the pass must be reinstated as a CNN lawsuit against Donald Trump continues. The judge said the White House decision likely violated the journalist’s right to due process and freedom of speech and ordered Trump to take back the fired journalist.
Though it is uncertain whether Trump would obey the court’s order, Speaking outside the court, Mr Acosta praised the decision and told reporters “let’s go back to work”.
The White House Correspondents’ Association had said it
“strongly supports CNN’s goal of seeing their correspondent regain a US Secret Service security credential that the White House should not have taken away in the first place.”
CNN also asserted that other news organizations could have been targeted by the Trump administration this way, and could be in the future.