CNN's Acosta to write book about Trump's media battles

CNN's Acosta to write book about Trump's media battles
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CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is writing a book about the Trump administration and its contentious relationship with the media.
 
The Harper imprint of HarperCollins Publishers made the announcement Thursday, saying the book will be titled, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America."
 
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"Acosta, the most visible member of the media branded an 'enemy of the people' by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE, exposes the tumultuous and dangerous realities of the current White House and its war on truth and the first amendment," Harper said in its announcement. "Going inside the briefing room and onto Air Force One with the White House press corps, Acosta reveals the conversations, battles, and near-constant conflict that define life for a media working to hold the Trump administration accountable for its actions and its words."
 
Acosta made headlines in November following a White House press conference in which he refused to relinquish a microphone while posing questions to Trump, prompting the White House to pull his press credentials. CNN sued and a federal judge ruled in the network's favor, restoring Acosta's credentials.
 
"The president and his team, not to mention some of his supporters, have attempted to silence the press in ways we have never seen before," Acosta said in Thursday's announcement. "As just about everybody has seen, I have witnessed this first hand. As difficult as that challenge may be for the free press in America, we must continue to do our jobs and report the news. The truth is worth the fight.”