Reporter Jim Acosta bursts into yet another hostile argument with President Trump on live TV, and refuses to relinquish possession of the microphone when ordered by the president. The microphone is federal property used to provide sound for all the press outlets and public access to the news event.
Trump had taken a question from Acosta early in the Q & A portion, after Trump gave a substantive review of the previous day's election results.
When Acosta launched into a scolding of Trump for characterizing a mass migration of Hondurans as an 'invasion' Acosta cited the imagery of breaking down gates & fences at Mexico's southern border facility.
Trump retorted that his team used actual video... "Those were not actors.! We used actual footage of what happened." Acosta then started another series of questions, violating the set rules of "1 question and perhaps a follow up on that answer."
Trump then turned to another media outlet's reporter, after scolding Acosta and his media outlet, CNN.
Acosta continued to stand in his privileged front row seat and loudly interrupt the president
Other reporters then joined Acosta in a protracted hostility with President Trump, one of them asserting that Trump is a racist "white nationalist".
The president scolded the reporter her for her reckless substitution of what Trump actually said about the broader comparison of globalism and nationalism.
The feigned outrage of leftist media outlets has recently centered around the push for global preeminence over national public policy. Trump has repeatedly told the UN that the USA will set it's policies reflecting what's in the USA's best interests, rather than bowing to international pressures, as former president Obama was apt to do.
Many media outlets have complained that the Trump Administration was too tolerant of Acosta's rude and self-serving behavior for well over a year.
Regardless of the refusal to return the govt. property (sound equipment), the behavior is what really ought to be cited as the basis for revoking the privileges.
The elevated rudeness at the US capitol during the Kavanaugh hearings were only an example of the public following Acosta's constant bad example for decorum and constructive dialogue.