Sarah Sanders went off on one of the key reporters who has been a thorn in her side for a year. Jim Acosta was leveled by the full force of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in an exchange on the meaning of border security. Sarah ends up saying what so many Americans are feeling about the immigration controversy…
Acosta asked if the “wall has to be part of a deal” in border security. Acosta pressed the issue, arguing on the difference between border security and a wall.
“The safety and security of the people of this country are the president’s number one responsibility and his number one priority when it comes to anything that he does,” Sanders said.
“You understand how a wall could be different from border security, Sarah?” Acosta continued as things heated up. “Border security could mean drones, it could mean agents, it could mean more fencing, it doesn’t necessarily mean a physical wall.”
“And that’s part of the negotiation that we expect Congress to have,” Sanders shot back.
But Acosta was not letting go, apparently forgetting his many memorable moments of humiliation in 2017.
“You understand Democrats are saying they may not be in favor of this kind of deal?” he asked, setting up Sanders for the final blow.
“If Democrats aren’t in favor of protecting American citizens, I think we have hit a sad day in American history,” she fired back. “But I don’t believe that to be the case. Because as many of them say as they sat around the table when several of you were in the room, they are committed to border security, they do want it, and most of them voted for it previously before this legislation hit the floor.”
Acosta made one last effort to push back but the press secretary left him in the dust as she moved on.
“Jim I’m not negotiating with you,” Sanders concluded. “I’ll let Congress take care of that.”