Acosta cited the Statue of Liberty while Miller called the CNN reporter “cosmopolitan.”
Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller and CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta engaged in a testy back-and-forth during the White House press briefing on Wednesday.
Acosta first cited the Statue of Liberty’s message, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.”
“It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being a computer programmer,” he added.
The two men repeatedly interrupted each other as they sparred over the issue, with Acosta editorializing throughout his questioning.
Miller accused the CNN reporter of holding a “cosmopolitan bias,” while Acosta moved on to questioning the legitimacy of Trump’s wall.
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