Sarah Sanders took the podium at the White House Thursday afternoon to answer questions, but ended up delivering a knockout blow to CNN’s Jim Acosta.
The White House press secretary took questions on the reauthorization of the FISA court, the imminent immigration bill, DACA and the Russia probe by the FBI.
However, Acosta was more interested in asking about the president’s cable news diet. Acosta asked Sanders about Trump watching Fox & Friends in the morning and tweeting about the subjects the show was covering.
Acosta asked if the habit was something that was “going on.”
The president watches something on “Fox & Friends” and then tweets about it… There have been folks out there who have said there’s a cause and effect. He watches something on “Fox & Friends” and then tweets about it. Did that happen this morning and does that go on?
Sanders responded with fire and fury.
I’m sure you’re disappointed he’s not watching CNN.
When Acosta snapped back that the president watches “a lot of CNN,” Sanders continued savaging the cable news network by hitting them where it really hurts, right in the ratings.
“I don’t think that’s true,” Sanders replied “Your numbers would be higher.”
There was an audible “Ooooh” in the press room.
“They’re actually better than they’ve been in a long time,”Acosta whined.
Don’t think anyone bought that one, Jim.
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