White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to remove CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta from the White House press pool over the reporter’s continuing spats with the Trump administration
Acosta claimed in a tweet Tuesday afternoon that Sanders threatened his permanent removal from the press pool if he asked President Trump a question during a bill signing about his comments earlier to Sen. Kristen Gillibrand. In response, Acosta said “Sorry Sarah.. we won’t be intimidated.”
On Monday, Acosta defended the work of the media in light of a number of false stories published this month by saying “journalists make honest mistakes and this does not make them fake news.”
When Sanders began responding, Acosta interrupted — a common pattern of behavior from the CNN reporter.
Sanders proceeded to speak over Acosta, saying “I am sorry — I am not finished,” and then continued to cite several instances of misreported stories by the legacy media.
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