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CNN’s Jim Acosta walks out of White House briefing after Sarah Sanders refuses to acknowledge the press isn’t the enemy of the people

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:


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3 Comments on CNN’s Jim Acosta walks out of White House briefing after Sarah Sanders refuses to acknowledge the press isn’t the enemy of the people

  1. Hopefully he won’t find his way back.

  2. Tom Bennett // August 3, 2018 at 4:08 am // Reply

    Poor Sarah Sanders was even forced to take sides against her bosses own daughter about whether the press is the enemy of the people
    Tough, tough job…always having to speak for Trump.
    I still think she’d be happier joining Trump 2020 Campaign Manager, Brad Parscale, doing campaign work for which she is better suited.
    She could find better villains IMO.
    Jim Acosta has crossed the line in the eyes of some (perhaps many) on the Right by treating the President rudely when shouting questions.
    But he’s no Sam Danelson in his level of rudeness — or even Jake Tapper when he was grandstanding as an Obama WH correspondent.
    He’s generally well liked by his colleagues based on what Twitter shows…and it seems to be growing.
    It appears all the dissent is coming from the Right.

  3. Smug arogant Acosta would go up in my estimations if he had the guts like Isha Seshay to say CNN is no longer a news channel, where is the Zimbabwe election coverage CNN of old would have covered?

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