White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta got into a spat over the administration’s policy on immigrant children Thursday.
Acosta started the tense moment by referencing WH policy on separating illegal immigrant children from their parents, asking Sanders, “Where does it say in the Bible that it’s moral to take children away from their mothers?”
Sanders shot back that it is “very biblical” to enforce the law.
“That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible,” she said.
Acosta asked Sanders to talk specifically about comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sanders told him she hadn’t yet seen the comments.
“I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess, but, and please don’t take my words out of context but the separation of illegal alien families is the product of the same legal loopholes that Democrats refuse to close,” Sanders said as reporters laughed, guffawed and complained about her jab at Acosta’s intelligence.