White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired-back at CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday, blasting the journalist for shirking his “responsibilities” and suggesting that President Trump didn’t “value” the First Amendment.
“Why did the President tweet [Thursday] that he’d like to see the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate news outlets on his quest to go after fake news. Does he value the First Amendment as much as he values the Second Amendment?” asked Acosta.
“Absolutely, the President is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment,” said the Press Secretary. “With the First Amendment, with those freedoms also comes responsibility. You have a responsibility to tell the truth, to be accurate.”
“I think -right now- when we’ve seen recent information that says that only 5 percent of media coverage has been positive about this President and this administration, while at the same time, you have the stock market and economic confidence at an all-time high, ISIS is on the run, unemployment is at the lowest level it’s been in 17 years,” she added.
“You’ve only found 5 percent of your time to focus on some of those issues. And frankly, those are the issues that most Americans care about,” said Sanders. “I think we need to move towards a more fair, more accurate and, frankly, more responsible news media for the American people,”
Watch Huckabee Sanders take on Jim Acosta above.