Sarah Sanders zinged CNN’s Jim Acosta today when she froze him out of the White House press conference. She ignored his shouting and didn’t call on him for the third time. He took to Twitter to express his frustration:
“Third press briefing in a row that @PressSec did not take a question from CNN. #courage,” Acosta tweeted after the briefing.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 5, 2018
Boom! Sanders shot back and referenced the combat veterans she had in attendance at the press conference:
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 5, 2018
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON “THE BIG CHILL” FROM SANDERS:
CNN’s Jim Acosta was visibly irritated when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t call on him to ask a question during the daily briefing.
The situation arose after Brian Karem asked Sanders a question about Anthony Scaramucci’s comments regarding moral in the White House: “I definitely would not agree. I think we are in a great place with women–an incredible story to tell. It’s been a historic first year. We’re continuing to focus on the things that President Trump campaigned on. We’re excited about what we’ve done and where we’re going and we’re going to continue working hard for the American people,” Sanders said.
The press secretary then signaled the briefing was over, prompting Acosta to shout out a question as she was walking out…Oops!
Washington Free Beacon reports:
“Sarah, can I ask a question? Sarah, that’s the third briefing you’ve not taken a question from CNN. Do you expect the Justice Department to enforce all subpoenas, Sarah?” Acosta asked. Acosta’s question was posed in the wake of former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg saying Monday he would not obey a subpoena to appear in front of a federal grand jury investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Sanders was already walking offstage when Acosta tried to ask his question.