Playboy reporter Brian J. Karem tweeted that his press pass is suspended from the White House for 30 days.
“Received an email today shortly before 5 p.m. from the WH: as of Monday afternoon my press pass is suspended for 30 days,” he said.
“Yes. I can and will appeal this decision,” he said.
It was not immediately clear why. Karem has had a number of high-profile combative exchanges with members of the Trump administration.
Last month, he got into a confrontation with former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka following President Trump’s July 11 social media summit. Karem said the audience, which were mainly right-wing provocateurs and social media influencers, a “group of people that are eager for demonic possession.” A fight nearly broke out.
Gorka responded to the news no social media, tweeting, “Don’t be sad Brian. You’re still a punk.”
In any other job he would have been suspended for his actions, and a month suspension is not harsh for what he did.