White House aide shouts down CNN's Acosta during Trump photo op

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was shouted down by a White House aide on Monday as he rattled off questions to President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE about allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia.

"Make your way out. Let’s go. Move, Jim, let’s go. Keep going, Jim, let’s go. Jim, we’re leaving. Come on, Jim. Go. We’re done," the aide can be heard yelling.


As she shouts, Acosta continues to try to ask the president about why his attorney Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly asserted that collusion is not a crime, despite Trump's own claims that there was no coordination between his campaign and Moscow.

Acosta's question and the White House aide's effort to hustle him out of the room came as Trump wrapped up a photo opportunity with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ahead of a meeting.

It's customary for reporters to try to ask questions during such events, and the president will occasionally respond.

Trump's White House has had a particularly tense relationship with CNN. Just last week, Kaitlan Collins, a reporter for the network, said she was barred from attending a presidential event after she asked questions deemed "inappropriate" by the White House.