Trump added: "I don't think he's a smart person, but he's got a loud voice".
"Those words are bad from a sitting United States president, versus someone who has been covering presidents before he came, and probably after he leaves", she said on CNN. "She shouldn't be", Trump said.
"The fact that the White House Press Secretary is promoting this doctored video is reprehensible and grounds for dismissal - or, as they call it in the Trump administration, Thursday", Colbert said on The Late Show.
Acosta and Trump have sparred numerous times, with neither man hiding their contempt for each other.
The White House could revoke more media passes, President Donald Trump suggested Friday during a news conference. Media organizations criticized Sanders and called for Acosta's pass to be reinstated. The video proved otherwise. "The video is clear, he did", the statement said.
"Jim Acosta clearly never touched that White House intern".
The interaction between Acosta and the intern was brief, and Acosta appeared to brush her arm as she reached for the microphone and he tried to hold onto it. "Pardon me, ma'am", he told her. "You shouldn't be working for CNN", he said.
CNN's Jim Acosta told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he *never* touched the female White House aide that tried to take the mic away from him.
But some journalists - concerned about which reporter might be targeted next - have been calling for action to match the words. "She's the White House press secretary".
Despite losing his White House pass, Acosta travelled to Paris this weekend to cover Trump's trip to meet with world leaders. I want them to come into the country but they have to come in through a process. "Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offence and is unacceptable".
When NBC reporter Peter Alexander took the mic for the next question, he defended Acosta as a "diligent reporter" - earning Trump's ire. "You ask a lot of stupid questions". He was promoted to chief White House correspondent earlier this year. The president has a long history of insulting the intelligence of women and people of color.
Acosta asked very few actual questions during his exchange with Trump.
On Twitter, Astead Wesley of The New York Times connected the dots between the different incidents.
Donald Trump is not backing down from personal attacks on reporters. "To be honest. You aren't the best", he said.