CNN Rips Sarah Sanders For Criticism of Bomb Scare Coverage: ‘You Don’t Seem to Get’ That Your Words Matter


Following a tense briefing room clash involving their chief White House correspondent, CNN slammed Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for accusing them of blaming President Donald Trump for last week’s bomb scares.

In a tweet posted by the network’s communications department, CNN ripped Sanders for her claim.

“No @PressSec, CNN did not say @realDonaldTrump was directly responsible for the bomb sent to our office by his ardent and emboldened supporter,” the tweet read. “We did say that he, and you, should understand your words matter. Every single one of them. But so far, you don’t seem to get that.

CNN communications was referencing a statement from network chief Jeff Zucker last week.

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media,” Zucker said. “The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”

The response from CNN communications came after the network’s Jim Acosta clashed with Sanders Monday afternoon during the daily briefing.

“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 — not just blame the president, but blame members of his administration for those heinous acts,” Sanders told Acosta. “I think that is outrageous and I think it’s irresponsible.”

Several network contributors have said they do not blame Trump. Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, last week, did say Trump is “reaping what he sowed” after the president called for national unity following the bomb scares. And CNN’s Bakari Sellers called Trump “the leader of the hate parade.”

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