Sarah Sanders Slams Jim Acosta For Bias, Mocks His Request For Interview: ‘Trump is Way Out of His League’


Sean Hannity went after Jim Acosta for the second night in a row on Friday, targeting CNN’s White House correspondent for his claims that he was just as tough on former President Obama as he is on President Trump.

The Fox News host aired a clip of Acosta speaking fondly of Obama, before bringing on the combative CNN reporter’s arch nemesis: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“I don’t think there has ever been a more hostile news media in the country than there has been to President Trump,” Hannity opened his interview with Sanders.

Sanders agreed, arguing that media coverage of the administration is “one-sided” and ignores Trump’s achievements.

The press secretary, who has been pilloried in recent weeks for her dishonesty at the White House podium, decided to take a swipe at Acosta for another comment he made in his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Acosta told Kimmel he didn’t think he would ever get the chance for a one-on-one interview with Trump, and joked that he dared the president to sit down for an interview with him.

To that, Sanders said: “Just a little note to Jim: I think he should stick with going one-on-one with me, because President Trump is way out of his league, and I don’t think he wants to take on that challenge because he’s definitely not going to win.” (It’s an odd comment considering one of the last times Trump had a serious interview with an outlet that wasn’t friendly, he accidentally admitted that he fired the FBI director because of the Russia probe.)

“I think that the media bias is out of control, and he’s certainly one of the leaders of the pack,” Sanders said.

Hannity concluded by chastising Acosta for failing to admit his biases, and noted that he himself is a “talk show host” and is open about his conservative beliefs.

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