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Tags: karate chop | jim acosta | white house | intern | kellyanne conway | apology

Conway: Acosta 'Should Have Apologized' for Intern Mic Fight

("Fox News Sunday")

By    |   Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:58 AM EST

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta "should have apologized" — and has not — to the White House intern with whom he fought over a microphone during a contentious news conference, President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Conway defended the White House decision to yank Acosta's press credentials after his hand brushed against the young intern during her attempt to retrieve the microphone.

The controversial tape of the incident that was sped up to appear that Acosta karate-chopped the intern was "not altered," but rather "sped up," Conway declared.

"They do it all the time in sports," she said. "I have to disagree with I think the overwrought description of this video being doctored. He should have apologized to that young [intern] and as far as I know he has not."

"I don't like him pulling that mic back and doing on her arm [what] looked like a karate chop almost," she added.

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Banned White House reporter Jim Acosta should have apologized to the young White House intern he karate chopped to keep control of the White House microphone, Kellyanne Conway told "Fox News Sunday."
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