Kimmel: Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘Should Be Fired’ For Sharing Doctored Video of Jim Acosta
Jimmy Kimmel blasted Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for sharing what many believe is a doctored video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
On Wednesday’s press conference, Acosta got into a heated exchange with President Donald Trump and refused to hand the microphone over to the White House intern, who attempted to take it from him, which all led to the White House pulling his press credentials. However, in defense of their decision, Sanders shared a video of the altercation that reportedly originated from the rightwing conspiracy website InfoWars, which speeds up the footage to make it appear that Acosta was manhandling the young intern.
“That’s where the Hucka-B.S. machine comes in,” Kimmel told his audience. “Jim Acosta clearly never touched that White House intern. That’s just a lie. And I think this also might be the first time I’ve seen Sarah Sanders take the woman’s side on any subject ever. So good for her, baby steps.”
However, he believed Sanders herself should be punished.
“She should be forced to resign for that,” Kimmel continued. “I mean, she intentionally disseminated doctored video footage to discredit a reputable journalist. She’s the White House press secretary! She should be fired for that. She should be fired- Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired and sent to live at a Joann’s Fabric Store for all the rest of her days.”
Watch the clip above, via ABC.
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