Sarah Sanders whines about the media’s tone as she berates CNN’s Jim Acosta
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders clashed with CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday.
During a press briefing, Acosta asked about Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Veteran Affairs. “Yesterday, the president suggested that Ronny Jackson does not have the experience to run the Department of Veteran Affairs — is that a fair assessment,” he wondered.
But Sanders quickly accused Acosta of distorting the president’s words.
Acosta also asked Sanders about remarks earlier in the press briefing, in which she suggested that the Trump administration was a champion of the press.
“We support a free press but we also support a fair press,” Sanders said. “And I think that those things should go hand and hand.”
She added that the reporters at White House briefings often had a “tone” that was “completely unnecessary.”