"If he misbehaves," said Trump in a Fox News interview over the weekend, clearly referring to Acosta, "we'll throw him out or we'll stop the news conference.”
The original lawsuit cited First Amendment (free speech) and Fifth Amendment (due process) issues.
Acosta parried with Trump during a post-midterm election press conference and refused to relinquish his microphone. Trump called him “rude” and his “hard pass” that gave him broad rights to enter and leave the White House was taken away from him soon after. CNN sued last week and won a temporary restraining order that forced the White House to give Acosta access again for 14 days. The Trump administration has accused Acosta of lacking decorum and showboating.