Jim Acosta honored with Truth to Power Award, says hard pass is “staying with me”

On Monday night, CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta was honored by the New York Press Club with the Gabe Pressman Truth to Power Award. The club said in a statement, “We want to thank Mr. Acosta for his impactful speech as it served as a reminder of our journalistic oath.”

They noted that he qualified for the award because of his “courageous reporting in the fact of being called the ‘Enemy of the People'” by President Donald Trump.

In his acceptance speech, Acosta said, “Just because we are pro-truth doesn’t meant we’re anti-Donald Trump.”

Pulling on his hard press pass, he said, “They’re not having it. It’s staying with me.”

The press pass was of course a reference to the White House’s revocation of Acosta’s White House credentials in November of last year. His press access was later restored.

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