After about a month of no press briefings, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rose to the occasion to address the press after the tragic event that unfolded at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The Press Secretary opened the briefing sending heartfelt condolences from her and the White House. (Video Below)
During the briefing however, CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta took his opportunity to make the briefing all about him, his network, while he bashed President Trump and Sarah. Meanwhile, Acosta disregarded Sarah Sander’s opening and the tragedy in PA.
Acosta asked about the term “enemy of the people” as President Trump pointed out in morning tweets that the fake news continues to blame Trump for division and hate. (Related Article: FED UP: Trump Exposes WHO Is Actually Behind The Dishonesty & Fanning The Flames Of Hate)
“Shouldn’t you reserve the term ‘enemy’ for people who are actually the ‘enemy’ of the United States, rather than journalists?” Acosta asked.
Sarah explained that the President is not referencing all media, but the ones who peddle the growing amount of fake news that exists in the country and he calls it out. (Video Below)
Acosta asked a follow up question to Sarah wanting to her state for the record “which outlets that her and the President regard as the enemy of the people.”
Sarah shot him down explaining that she wasn’t going to walk through a list but she pointed out, “I’m sure those individuals know who they are.”
“Would that include my outlet which received a bomb last week?” Acosta asked smugly. (Video Below)
Sarah explained it’s not just a broad outlet but certain individuals at times that the President would be referencing.
Acosta was not done. He wanted his 15 seconds of fame. He went further while whining, but couldn’t even look Sarah in the eyes.
“So, you’re not going to state for the record then…. if the President is going to say ‘the fake news media are the enemy of the people,’ and if you’re going to stand there and continue to say that there are some journalists, some news outlets in this country that meet that characterization, shouldn’t you have the guts Sarah, to state which outlets, which journalists are the ‘enemy of the people?'”
Sarah shot back, “I think it’s irresponsible of a news organization like YOURS to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was NOT sent by the President. [CNN] Not just blame the President, but blame members of his administration for those heinous acts. I think that is outrageous and I think it’s irresponsible.”
Jim tried to keep going, but Sarah slapped him down after giving him three questions.
Acosta knows President Trump doesn’t like him or his network but insists on pushing Sarah about it. President Trump has said directly to his face that he is fake news. (See second video below)
In February President Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
Why does Jim Acosta keep on asking Sarah Sanders to say that he’s Fake News, did he forget the time President Trump said it directly to his face?
Why does Jim Acosta keep on asking Sarah Sanders to say that he's Fake News, did he forget the time President Trump said it directly to his face? pic.twitter.com/LjNXJgDaH4
— Michael J. Morrison (@OfficeOfMike) October 29, 2018