White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday, getting into a heated exchange over recent anti-Trump stories that were “purposely misleading the American people.”
“I would just say Sarah, that journalists make honest mistakes, and that doesn’t make them fake news,” Acosta told Sanders during the daily White House Press Briefing.
“There’s a very big difference between making an honest mistake and purposely misleading the American people.”
“When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them,” fired back Sanders. “There’s a very big difference between making an honest mistake and purposely misleading the American people; something that happens regularly.”
“You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you’re purposely putting out information that you know to be false or when you’re taking information that hasn’t been validated, that hasn’t been offered any credibility, and that has been continually denied by multiple people including people with direct knowledge of an incident,” she added.
“I’m speaking about a number of reports that have taken place over the last couple of weeks, I’m simply stating that there should be a certain level of responsibility in that process,” said the Press Secretary. “Jim, I’m going to say once and for all that I’m moving on… And I’m not taking another question from you at this point.”
Watch Sanders shred Acosta below:
SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders SHREDS Sen. Warren LIVE On-Air
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on hyper-liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday, saying the American people are “offended” she would “lie about her heritage” to advance her political agenda.
Sanders was fielding questions from reporters at the daily press briefing when she was asked to comment on the President Trump’s passing reference to Warren as “Pocahontas” during a meeting with Native American WWII veterans at the White House.
“At the event that the President just did with the Navajo code-talkers, he referred to ‘Pocahontas’ being in the Senate. Why did he feel the need to say something offensive to so many people while honoring the Navajo code-talkers?” asked one reporter.
“What most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career,” fired-back Sanders.
“She said it’s a racial slur. What’s your response to that?” pressed the journalist.
“I think that’s a ridiculous response,” said the Press Secretary. “The President certainly finds an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals, which is why he brought them and invited them to the White House; spending time with them and recognizing them and honoring them today.”
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders SHUTS DOWN CNN's Jim Acosta
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had little patience for CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday, shutting down the left-leaning journalist after he asked her if she believed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore “is a creep.”
Sanders was fielding questions from reporters during Thursday’s daily press briefing when Acosta pressed the Secretary over the White House’s opinion of embattled Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
“On Roy Moore… Would the President campaign with Roy Moore?” asked Acosta
“Not that I’m aware of,” said Sanders.
“Can I ask you a follow up? Do you think he’s a creep?” he asked.
“Do I? Look, I don’t know Roy Moore. I haven’t met him in person so I won’t be able to respond to that,” she fired-back. “As I’ve said about seven or eight times now, the President believes this is a decision for the people of Alabama to make.”
Watch the back-and-forth exchange above.