White House Again Threatens Acosta’s Pass, Next Year's Press Dinner Will Not Feature a Comedian

Next year's White House Correspondents’ Dinner will instead feature author Ron Chernow

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After the Trump-Netanyahu press conference, CNN's Jim Acosta insists "The Fix Is In," Trump only calls on conservatives.Credit: Screen grab

The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

After a federal judge ordered that Acosta’s credentials be temporarily restored Friday, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying they had made the “preliminary decision” to suspend his pass when the judge’s order expires.

The White House argues Acosta did not follow “basic standards” at a news conference when he scrapped with President Donald Trump.

In a court filing Monday, CNN said the administration was creating “retroactive due process.” The network tweeted that the White House “is continuing to violate the First and Fifth amendments of the Constitution.”

A judge last week issued a ruling of a “limited nature” that restored Acosta’s credentials temporarily while a CNN lawsuit against the administration proceeds.

The announcement came the same day The White House Correspondents’ Association announced that the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April will not feature a comedian. Next year the dinner which usually makes headlines for the roast of the current president, will instead feature author Ron Chernow.

After last year's dinner, Trump attacked comedian Michelle Wolf on Twitter, "Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust...the so-called comedian really ‘bombed.'" Trump added that the dinner was "DEAD."

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