The president and the reporter sparred at a press briefing Wednesday, culminating with a White House intern trying to pull the microphone away from Mr Acosta. Kimmel went on to say that it's completely ridiculous for the White House Press Secretary to "intentionally disseminated doctored video footage to discredit a reputable journalist", and as such, "she should be fired".
Since Sanders shared the video, #FireSanders has started to pick up steam on Twitter. Infowars denies it doctored the video.
However, people on social media quickly pointed out that the video is clearly doctored, speed up and edited to falsely make it appear like Acosta placed his hands on the intern in what Sanders called "inappropriate behavior".More news: Air quality goes down
During a media gaggle outside the White House, CNN reporter Abby Phillip asked the president if he wants Matthew Whitaker, named acting attorney general, to "rein in" Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's overseeing the investigation into so-called "Russian collusion".
"What a stupid question that is", Trump replied. I watch her get up-I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser. "I will continue to ask the questions that affect America, all of America". "If you got to know April as I know her, you would love her too. I don't hold him for that because it wasn't overly, you know, horrible". "CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you work for them", he said. "But she's very nasty, and she shouldn't be".
"At the end of the day it was part of the American process, it was part of what our Founding Fathers put in place for the accountability of the president of the United States", she said. "Reporters who prepare with neutral questions avoid revealing bias or creating unnecessary conflict".
"Pardon me, ma'am", Acosta tells the intern as she reaches for the mic, shifting to keep it out of her hands.More news: Trump hints at potential federal role in Florida recount
Trump made the disparaging comment while talking to reporters as he was departing for Paris, France. But he said there could be others.
"I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man-he does this with everybody".
"No one manipulated it - give me a break", Trump said. "Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately because you can see for yourself what it is, perception is reality with this president".More news: Backstreet Boys coming to St. Louis during The DNA Tour