White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on the White House press pool Monday, telling the journalists they simply “choose” to cover stories that most American’s simply “don’t care about.”
Sanders was speaking with reporters during her daily briefing when she was asked to comment on the President’s use of social media to bypass traditional media outlets, saying it was his way of directly addressing the American people.
“In terms of Twitter, the president uses Twitter to communicate directly to the American people,” Sanders said.
“You have the ability to choose what you want to write about, and you guys choose to write about things the American people don’t care about, day in and day out,” she added. “That’s a decision you make, and frankly I think it’s the wrong one.”
Watch Sanders’ fiery comments above.
ACOSTA UNHINGED: CNN Reporter ‘CLARIFIES’ Trump Supporter Smear
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta found himself in hot-water this week; attempting to clarify his comments that offended Trump supporters and GOP voters across the country.
The network star took to twitter to explain his incendiary remarks revealed by a recent interview with Variety, where he blasted the President’s supporters as not having “all their faculties.”
“The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act. They’re not in on the act and they take what he says very seriously. They take attacks from Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders, and what they do to us on a daily basis, very seriously,” Acosta said. “They don’t have all their faculties and in some cases their elevator might not hit all floors.”
Acosta backtracked from those comments Wednesday, asserting “As you can plainly see, I’m not referring to Trump supporters.”
Regarding my interview with Variety, my comments have been twisted by some outlets. As you can plainly see, I'm not referring to Trump supporters. I am talking about people who threaten journalists. Links to transcript and video below. https://t.co/SpEBiyVyQd pic.twitter.com/KZ7tkllEHQ
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 25, 2018
ACOSTA UNHINGED: The CNN Reporter HECKLES TRUMP During Easter Party
CNN’s senior White House corresponded Jim Acosta publicly heckled President Trump during the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday; screaming questions at the Commander-in-Chief as he celebrated the festivities with staff and their children in the nation’s capital.
Acosta was the sole reporter hurling questions as Trump spent time with guests on the White House lawn; yelling “Mr. President, What about the DACA children? Should they worry about what’s going to happen to them?”
“Didn’t you kill DACA, sir? Didn’t you kill DACA?” he pressed.
Here’s Jim Acosta yelling at Trump about DACA while the president colors with Barron, Melania & children gathered at the White House pic.twitter.com/JCPsaREe8A
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 2, 2018
The CNN reporter is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his rocky relationship with the Trump administration; routinely lobbing loaded, anti-Trump questions at both the President and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.