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Sarah Sanders: We Pulled John Bolton from Tapper Interview Because CNN ‘Disrespected’ Trump

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained on Saturday why John Bolton was pulled from a planned appearance on CNN.

CNN’s Jake Tapper claimed Saturday morning that Bolton, President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser, cancelled on an interview for his Sunday show State of the Union.

The CNN host claimed the interview was cancelled after the network’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta exchanged heated words with Trump at his U.K. press conference on Friday.

Sanders responded, in a concise demonstration of why she’s a dreadful press secretary, by slamming Acosta for “disrespecting” the president — without naming the CNN reporter.

“Instead of rewarding bad behavior, we decided to reprioritize the TV appearances for administration officials,” she wrote.

Stay classy Sarah.

Speaking of poor press relations, the White House still has not responded to Mediaite’s report on Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine, and her racist tweets.

UPDATE: CNN’s Brian Stelter responds:

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