Jim Acosta Puts Sarah Sanders In Her Place For Claiming Media Doesn’t State Facts: ‘You Don’t State The Facts!’
During a Wednesday press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta got in an altercation.
Acosta called out Sanders for not always telling the truth after she accused CNN of having problems stating facts.
During the briefing, Sanders came to Donald Trump’s defense after the president mocked Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, during a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night.
“Isn’t there something wrong with the president of the United States mocking somebody who says that she was sexually assaulted?” Acosta wondered.
Sanders claimed that Trump was just “stating facts.”
“He said that he was stating facts that Dr. Ford herself laid out in her testimony,” Sanders answered. “Once again, every single word that Judge Kavanaugh has said has been looked at, examined, picked apart by most of you in this room.”
“Every single bit of evidence and facts that we’ve seen in this moment have supported Judge Kavanaugh’s case and the president simply pointed out the facts,” Sanders continued.
“Are you saying Judge Kavanaugh is the victim in all this?” Acosta pressed.
“I think both Ford and Judge Kavanaugh are victims at the hands of the Democrats,” Sanders opined. “I think it is absolutely disgraceful what they have done and exploited this process. They exploited Dr. Ford and all the women that have come out to make any accusation.”
“You don’t have any problem defending the president’s comment?” Acosta asked.
“I don’t have any problem stating facts, no,” Sanders said. “I know that is something that you probably do have a problem with.”
Acosta then blasted Sanders for claiming that CNN doesn’t state facts while she lies at the podium on the president’s behalf every time there’s a briefing.
“Actually, we do state the facts,” he told Sanders. “And I think there have been many occasions when you don’t state the facts.”
Take a look at the altercation in the video clip below: