CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta walked out of the White House press briefing today after a tense exchange with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“It would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the press — are not the enemy of the people,” Acosta said. “I think we deserve that.”
Sanders fired back, “It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country,” Sanders responded. “Repeatedly, repeatedly, the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger. The media has attacked me personally on a number of occasions, including your own network.”
After exiting the White House briefing, he tweeted: