US President plays down court decision that forced him to restore press pass credentials of CNN’s correspondent

US President Donald Trump has played down a court decision that forced him to restore the press pass credentials of CNN’s correspondent Jim Acosta. He has also threatened to walk out of future press briefings, if reporters do not act with ‘decorum’.

The press pass of Acosta, CNN’s White House Correspondent, was suspended last week after an altercation he had with President Trump during a news conference.

A federal US court earlier ordered the White House to immediately reinstate his press credentials in a ruling seen as a major victory for media persons. However, Mr Trump playing down the ruling, said it was not a big deal.

He also said that his staff were writing up rules and regulations for the press to abide by, including sticking to the agreed number of questions.

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