During today’s White House press briefing — one of the rare recent ones to be on-camera — Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was immediately pressed on CNN’s retraction of a Russia probe story and the president’s “Fake News!” Twitter rants on the subject. After she called CNN a disgrace to media and suggested that mainstream outlets were deliberately making up news, Brian Karem from The Sentinel Newspapers lit into her.
“You’re inflaming everyone right here right now with those words,” he exclaimed. “This administration has done that as well. Why in the name of heavens –– any one of us are replaceable and any one of us, if we don’t get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us.”
Karem went on to point out that the president has been elected to serve four years and that reporters are there to ask questions while the White House press team is there to answer them before further lambasting Sanders for her comments:
“What you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, see, once again, the president’s right and everybody else out here is fake media, and everybody in this room is only trying to do their job.”
After she said she disagreed “completely” with Karem, she quickly moved on to Fox News’ Kevin Corke, who asked her some questions about the Senate health care bill.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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