White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders roasted CNN’s Jim Acosta during Thursday’s press briefing, telling the correspondent that he’s likely “disappointed” that President Trump doesn’t watch CNN and mocking the network’s lagging television ratings.
“If you’re a ‘Dreamer’ out there, should you have confidence that this President is going to reach an agreement that will protect you from being deported?” asked Acosta.
“You should. I think you saw that. You guys got to come into the room in a pretty unprecedented way, and sat in there for almost an hour listening to the President talk about it, listening to the President commit to getting a solution on this. Right now, we’re counting on Republicans and Democrats to come together,” responded Sanders.
“Quick follow up on FISA. There seems to be a pattern… where the President watches something on Fox & Friends and then he tweets about it,” added CNN’s senior White House correspondent. “Is that what happened this morning?”
“I’m sure you’re disappointed he’s not watching CNN,” joked the Press Secretary, with audible gasps heard throughout the briefing room. “Your numbers would be higher.”
Watch Sanders mock CNN’s Acosta above.
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 SHREDS 'Apocalyptic' Nancy Pelosi
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called-out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wednesday night; ripping the former Speaker of the House over her predictions of “Armageddon” regarding the GOP-sponsored tax cuts.
Sanders called-out Pelosi on social media, saying “despite Nancy Pelosi’s warning” to the American people, the “Trump economy is booming.” The Press Secretary went on to quote a sentence from a recent article outlining the President’s accomplishments one year into his first term. “It turns out the businessman knows more about how the economy really works than the chattering class,” she added.
“Despite Nancy Pelosi’s warning of ‘Armageddon’ the Trump economy is booming. ‘It turns out the businessman knows more about how the economy really works than the chattering class,’” she tweeted.
Despite Nancy Pelosi's warning of "Armageddon" the Trump economy is booming. "It turns out the businessman knows more about how the economy really works than the chattering class." –@StephenMoore https://t.co/JBoE3WZnrh
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 4, 2018
Pelosi’s “end of the world” prediction game just days before the House and Senate passed the largest tax cuts in a generation; unleashing American businesses and individuals from an outdated and overly complicated tax structure.
“It is the end of the world,” Pelosi warned. “The debate on health care is life and death. This is Armageddon.”