CNN’s Acosta Blasts Sanders’ ‘Un-American’ Anti-Press Rhetoric After Walking Out of Briefing: ‘I’m Tired of This!’
On Thursday, CNN’s Jim Acosta confronted White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and asked her if she would say that the press is not the enemy of the people. She did not.
In response, according to Acosta, he walked out of the room “saddened by what just happened.”
I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 2, 2018
He also spoke out on CNN. Filing his report in the back in the briefing room, Acosta said “I’m tired of this!” and noted it is not right to call the press the enemy of the people.
He then said this:
It is un-American to come out here and call the press the enemy of the people and Ivanka Trump knows that. I don’t know why her father doesn’t. And I don’t know why this press secretary doesn’t…It would be nice if we all lowered the temperature a little bit but at the very least, I think we should all be able to agree on one thing, and that is the press is not the enemy of the people. Fellow Americans are not the enemy of fellow Americans. And, you know, forgive me for going on a rant. But I think they lost sight of that here at this White House.
Watch above, via CNN
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