CNN’s Symone Sanders accused a Republican guest of “operating from a position of privilege” because he argued that Trump officials should not be harassed in public.
Sanders and former Obama communications director Jen Psaki both criticized President Trump and his supporters for attacking CNN and even accused the president of “inciting violence” against reporters.
Josh Holmes, former chief of staff for Sen. Mitch McConnell, noted that the pair refuses to condemn similar attacks and harassment of Trump officials and other Republicans while they’re in public.
“I want to go to Shake Shack and eat my burger without being heckled but, dammit, kids are in cages,” Sanders ranted. “If Mitch McConnell can’t eat in peace, maybe that’s the name of the game.”
“I feel like what you’re doing right now is making the situation worse,” Holmes retorted. “What I hope most people agree with is it doesn’t make much sense to accost public officials in a public place with their family … I think we should all be able to agree on that at a bare minimum.”
Holmes added that no matter how passionate one is about a political topic, they should not resort to harassment. (RELATED: GEORGETOWN PROTESTERS HARASS MITCH MCCONNELL — ELAINE CHAO FIGHTS BACK)
Sanders accused him of “operating from a place of privilege.”
Sanders and Psaki even denied that Trump officials have been “accosted,” despite the fact that multiple administration officials were protested out of restaurants and several people have been arrested for making threats against Trump-supporting Republicans. (RELATED: MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING ‘TERRORISTIC THREATS’ AGAINST TRUMP SUPPORTERS AT REP. ZELDIN’S HQ)