“Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech; which is the Right of every Man, as far as by it, he does not hurt or controul the Right of another: And this is the only Check it ought to suffer, and the only Bounds it ought to know. Silence Dogood (Benjamin Franklin) President Trump did not violate Jim Acosta’s 5th Amendment right because he was not on trial. Jim Acosta was removed for being a rude jackass. He did not abridge his right to free speech, or the right of the press. If anything it is Jim Acosta who infringed on the rights of his fellow reporters by refusing to yield the microphone.