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Twitter is Divided Over Sanders-Acosta Briefing Meltdown: ‘Everyone is Awful’

Just two days after being shouted down at a Trump rally in Florida, CNN’s Jim Acosta confronted White House press secretary Sarah Sanders during the briefing and called for her to say that the press was not the enemy of the people.

She refused.

The clash between the White House reporter described by S.E. Cupp as “one of the president’s favorite human punching bags” and Trump’s press secretary during Thursday’s briefing almost immediately drew a strong reaction on Twitter, many who were quick to take sides in support of either Sanders or Acosta’s line of questioning.

Ann Coulter called Sanders “magnificent.”

Bill O’Reilly said Sanders was doing her job.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called Sanders’ refusal “remarkable and shameful.”

Meanwhile, the “Dear Diary” crowd was out in full force trolling Acosta’s briefing room performance and follow-up tweet.

NBC contributor Hugh Hewitt likened the whole thing to a “bad high school play” while the NRA’s Dana Loesch also weighed in.

NBC’s Chuck Todd said this:

Others such as Playboy’s White House reporter and CNN political analyst Brian Karam noted that while Sanders didn’t say the press was not the enemy, she did take time to give her “laundry list of slights.”

CNN’s Keith Boykin noted, “Donald Trump said a black Congresswoman had a “low IQ,” called a black TV anchor “dumb as a rock,” and said a white female anchor was “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” but Sarah Sanders blames the media for lowering the level of conversation in America.”

Soledad O’Brien, CEO of Starfish media simply said this about the White House press secretary:

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