Trump also berated another CNN reporter, Abby Phillip, for asking what he called a "stupid question".
CNN lawyer Ted Boutrous said the White Houses's suspension of the press pass made "clear it was based on the content of the reporting". "What a stupid question".
Acosta's press credentials were later revoked by the White House, with Press Secretary Sanders blasting the correspondent for allegedly "placing hands" on an intern who tried to take his mic away. President Calvin Coolidge exemplified this attitude when he said of press briefings, "I regard it as rather necessary to the carrying on of our Republican institution that the people should have a fairly accurate report of what the president is trying to do, and it is for that objective, of course, that those intimate conferences are held".
The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secret Service "hard pass", last week.
"This is that White House intern who tried to grab the mic from Jim- no, you can not just take my pencil".
He also said he was "not a great fan" of Trump's.
"The most powerful man in the free world is verbally abusing journalists", NABJ President Sarah Glover said.
Trump also accused her of disrespecting his position. To some media observers, Trump's reactions echoed reports that Trump has previously mocked the accent of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi or mimicked the style of Asian trade negotiators. "If there is no check on this type of behavior it impedes the ability of the president, the White House staff, and members of the media to conduct business". Trump has repeatedly shot down suggestions that he is racist.
Colbert's not the only one who feels Sanders should be fired.
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"That is such a racist question", Trump fired back, adding that the question "is so insulting to me".
"You talk about somebody that's a loser", he said.
The backdrop to this new suit, of course, is Trump's antipathy for CNN and other news outlets.
"What a stupid question that is, what a stupid question". Is that something that happens frequently among the White House correspondents?
Jost again refuses, telling her "you're attacking me right now", then asks if she wants to sit. Sanders shared a doctored video to support their actions. "They do it all the time in sports to see if there's actually a first down or a touchdown".
Trump, she said, doesn't seem to appreciate that.
The journalists who were the target of Trump's ire defended each other on Friday. "She doesn't know what the hell she is doing".
Pulling a journalist's White House pass is rare and the misconduct bar is high.
The White House, never shy about picking a fight with CNN, says bring it on.
However, several reporters were quick to point out that Trump had met Whitaker multiple times in the Oval Office while Whitaker was former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff.