Sarah Sanders Gets Torched During Heated Press Briefing For Separating Families: ‘Don’t You Have Any Empathy?’
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders argued with reporters during a heated press briefing on Thursday after being questioned about the Trump administration’s decision to separate immigrant children from their parents.
The press briefing began with CNN’s Jim Acosta pointing out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried justifying the imprisonment of children by claiming that it was supported by the Bible.
“Where does it say in the Bible that it’s moral to take children away from their mothers?” Acosta asked.
“I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law,” Sanders replied. “That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the bible. Hold on, Jim, if you’d let me finish. I’m not going to comment on the attorney [general’s] specific comments.”
Acosta then pressed Sanders to name the passage in the Bible that supports Trump’s new policy. The press secretary then got angry and attacked the CNN reporter.
“That’s not what I said,” Sanders shot back. “I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess and please don’t take my word out of context. The separation of an illegal family are the product of the same loopholes the Democrats refuse to close.”
Sanders claimed that the administration is just enforcing a law that is already there.
“It’s not a policy change to enforce the law,” Sanders said.
Then an Associated Press reporter reminded that there is no law that requires families to be separated.
Then, Playboy correspondent Brian Karem interrupted to call out Sanders for not answering the question.
“Come on, Sarah, you’re a parent,” Karem said. “Don’t you have an empathy for what these people are going through? They have less than you do,”
“Settle down,” Sanders snapped.
“These people have nothing,” Karem observed.
Then Sanders attacked Karem, accusing him of trying to get TV time.
“I know you want to get some more TV time,” Sanders quipped.
“Honestly, answer the question,” Karem continued. “You’re a parent of young children. Don’t you have any empathy for what they go through?”
Sanders ignored Karem and moved to the next question.
Take a look at the heated press conference in the video clip below: