Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in for Press Secretary Sean Spicer today, and she ripped on the media by speaking about how CNN’s recently retracted story is emblematic of the political press’ dishonesty.
Sanders began with a question from Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering, who asked if Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm against CNN this morning because the network’s retraction and three resignations were not good enough to satisfy the president. Sanders responded that Trump is frustrated by the “constant barrage of fake news,” and she suggested that people should watch the new video from Project Veritas where a CNN producer objects to his network’s coverage of the Trump/Russia investigations:
“There’s a video circulating now. Whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know, but I would encourage everybody in this room and frankly everybody across country to take a look at it. I think if it is accurate, I think it’s a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can’t be trusted to report the news, then that’s a dangerous place for America.”
Spiering went on to ask Sanders if Trump seriously expects the media to refrain from reporting on the possibility that a foreign power messed with the presidential election. Sanders responded that the media ought to focus on other parts of the Trump presidency, and she continued to berate the press for inaccurate reporting and basing their critical coverage on unnamed sources.
Watch above, via CNN.
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