President Trump’s battle with the media is about to heat up. The president’s lawyers say in court that the president could bar “all reporters” from the White House.
“If the president wants to exclude all reporters from the White House grounds, he has the authority to do that,” Deputy Assistant Attorney General James Burnham said during the hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “There’s no First Amendment right.”
This claim was presented at the in the first public hearing over CNN’s lawsuit to give back correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House credentials.
CNN argued in its lawsuit that the White House infringed on Acosta's First Amendment rights by revoking his press pass.
Does President Trump have the right to ban the media from the White House?