White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ripped CNN’s Jim Acosta during her daily press briefing Thursday, firing-back at the reporter over a series of vicious attacks on her personal appearance and loyalty to her country.
Sanders was speaking with reporters at the White House when Acosta asked if she agreed with President Trump’s harsh critique of the mainstream media.
MUST WATCH: Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shuts down CNN commentator Jim Acosta by reminding him that she's the first Press Secretary to be under Secret Service protection due to CNN's encouragement of physical attacks against Trump Administration officials pic.twitter.com/bgc8qJJwMW
— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) August 2, 2018
“It’s ironic Jim that not only you and the media attack the President for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country,” said Sanders. “The media has attacked me personally on a number of occasions… said that I should be harassed, that I should be choked.”
“When I was hosted by the correspondence association you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and called me a traitor to my own gender,” she added.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
ACOSTA IMPLODES: Jim Acosta Says Hannity ‘INJECTING POISON’ into America, SEAN FIRES BACK
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta utterly imploded this week, lashing out at Sean Hannity and Press Secretary Sanders after being outright rejected at a recent Trump rally in Tampa, Florida.
The Trump-bashing reporter viciously attacked Hannity and his supporters on social media Wednesday, saying the nation’s top-rated news host was a “propagandist for profit.”
“Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press. I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail,” tweeted Acosta.
Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press. I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
Hannity fired-back at the CNN correspondent within minutes, blasting Acosta for his incendiary rhetoric and saying the American people are finally seeing “through his lies” for what they truly are: “Bulls***.”
ACOSTA GOES GLOBAL: The CNN Reporter HUMILIATES HIMSELF at International Conference
CNN’s senior White House correspondent took his anti-Trump road show onto the international stage Thursday, following the Commander-in-Chief to Europe to harass the President over his “America First” foreign policy.
The President was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, touting his “America First” agenda while speaking with foreign leaders and business executives from the world’s largest corporations.
After Trump says of Davos “It’s been really successful…” I asked him how he can be America First if he’s rubbing elbows with big wigs. He did not respond. Video from @ElizLanders pic.twitter.com/jPWWRfTLir
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 25, 2018
“We want great prosperity, and we want great peace, and that really is the message. A lot of people are coming back to the United States for jobs, we’re seeing tremendous investment and today’s been a very exciting day,” said Trump while exiting the high-level meetings.
Acosta pounced within seconds, nonsensically asking Trump how he plans to advance his agenda while speaking with foreign leaders.
“Mr. President, can you be ‘America First’ but also be rubbing elbows with all these big wigs?” shouted Acosta as the President walked away.