White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shut down CNN’s Jim Acosta Monday, bringing up the media’s recent history with allegations of abuse.
CNN’s Jim Acosta asked about a tweet that President Trump sent over the weekend.
Trump said, “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
Acosta asked Sanders, “Is there a tone deafness there? Is there just, being on the wrong side of things?”
“I don’t think the president being on–supporting due process is not tone deaf. I think it is allowing things to be investigated and a mere allegation not being the determining factor. He is not taking a side necessarily one way or the other on any specific issue here. He’s talking about mere allegations shouldn’t be the determining factor for any individual, that there should be due process.”
“I think anybody here, if they were accused of something, hold on, I’m not finished…”
“Jim, hold on. What I’m saying is I think anybody here, if they were accused of something, would want the opportunity to go through due process. That’s all we’re saying.”
A number of journalists in the mainstream media were accused of inappropriate behavior in the past year. (RELATED: The Liberal Journos Accused Of Inappropriate Behavior In 2017)
Glenn Thrush, a former White House correspondent for the New York Times, was accused of “bad judgement” around female journalists in 2017. However, he kept his job at the Times, despite being demoted from the White House job.