Published: Thu, April 26, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Sarah Sanders Stops A Journo Meltdown Before It Even Starts

Sarah Sanders Stops A Journo Meltdown Before It Even Starts

Sanders said that Pruitt "has done a good job of implementing the president's policies, particularly on deregulation, making the United States less energy dependent, and becoming more energy independent", which she says "are good things".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders rebuked CNN's Jim Acosta for asking questions "in a tone that's completely unnecessary, unneeded and frankly doesn't help further the conversation or help the American people" Wednesday during the daily press briefing.

The president's tweet was criticized by some for dehumanizing immigrants with the use of the "breeding concept" phrase which, as CNN's Z. Byron Wolf noted, is a staple of racist rhetoric that uses a term generally associated with animal reproduction to stir up irrational fears over the presence of minorities in an area.

"I certainly would reject the idea that the president or this administration has halted freedom of the press". "I'll keep you posted if that changes any time".

Sanders said, "As we've said many times before, we have no intention of firing the special counsel".

Acosta interrupted, saying that "it's certainly a responsibility on the part of the president".

"Not that I'm aware of", Sanders said. "But we also support a fair press".

Acosta also asked Sanders about remarks earlier in the press briefing, in which she suggested that the Trump administration was a champion of the press.

"No", Sanders quickly shut Acosta down.

But just when she thought she would get away with it, Brian Karem-Sentinel Newspapers executive editor, Playboy White House correspondent and political analyst at CNN-asked her again to clarify: "To be specific, he's not talking about people having babies, yes?"

"[Sanders] defended the president vehemently, but this president has been the biggest leader when it comes to railing against the press", Ryan said.

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