CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta said he felt he had experienced something from "a different country" when on Tuesday White House aides attempted to prevent the press from shouting out questions to President Trump after he delivered a statement.
"As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions," Acosta wrote on Twitter afterward. "I have never encountered that before."
In another tweet, he said, "What occurred reminded me of something I would see in a different country. Certainly not at the WH. Certainly not in the U.S."
The incident occurred after Trump and Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered a joint statement.
At the conclusion, Acosta and other reporters began shouting out questions as White House aides attempted to corral them out of the room.
Acosta asked Trump why he wanted to increase immigration from Norway while limiting it from less developed countries and Trump said, “I want them to come in from everywhere."
As Acosta and others tried shouting out more countries, aides repeatedly yelled, "Thank you. Thank you" while escorting the press from the room.