CNN Comms VP Rips ‘Shameful’ Sarah Sanders For Pushing ‘Actual Fake News’: ‘History Will Not Be Kind to You’


Matt Dornic, CNN’s VP of communications, lambasted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday morning for tweeting out a doctored video of Jim Acosta‘s contentious exchange with President Donald Trump.

Acosta and Trump verbally clashed at a post-midterms press conference Wednesday, and as the president shouted down the CNN reporter’s questions, a White House intern attempted to remove his microphone.

In a stunning response, the White House suspended Acosta’s press credentials, with Sarah Sanders posting a doctored video on Twitter intended to show the CNN reporter acting inappropriately with the female intern.

Allegations that Acosta assaulted the intern circulated in right wing media on Wednesday, and the video Sanders posted was first pushed out by accounts linked to conspiracy site Infowars.

Dornic joined in the chorus of media figures blasting Sanders for her dishonesty.

“Absolutely shameful, @PressSec,” he tweeted. “You released a doctored video – actual fake news. History will not be kind to you.”

Dornic also retweeted other criticisms of Sanders:

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