Jim Acosta Teaches Sarah Sanders A Lessons After She Claimed No One Is ‘Tougher On Russia Than Trump’
A Monday White House press briefing turned into a history lesson for press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she claimed Donald Trump has been tougher on Russia than anybody else.
During the press briefing, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta pointed out to Sanders that she had been claiming for the past weeks that “nobody has been tougher on Russia than the president.”
“You’ve been saying this over the last couple of weeks, that nobody has been tougher on Russia and Vladimir Putin than the president,” Acosta said. “Isn’t there some hyperbole in that. Obviously, Ronald Reagan’s ‘tear down this wall’; John Kennedy put a blockade around Cuba; Carter boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.”
“There have been president of the course of the last several decades who have been tougher,” Acosta continued. “Also given the fact that the president, up until just recently, wasn’t really willing to criticize Putin by name. We all saw that over the weekend as a new development.”
Sanders tried backing her claims by reading off a list of actions which she suggested were proof that Trump has taken drastic actions against Russia.
“You named off one or two things,” Sanders told Acosta. “It is without dispute that this administration and this president have done a number of things to be tough on Russia.”
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