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Huckabee Sanders UNLEASHES on CNN’s Jim Acosta During Live Press Briefing

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has had a tense relationship with the mainstream media due to her unwillingness to tolerate their deceptive ways.

But the exchange between Sanders and CNN’s Jim Acosta on Monday was by far the most brutal thus far.

Sanders was addressing the bombing in New York City when Acosta tried to switch gears and talk about President Trump’s angry response to CNN’s inaccurate reporting about his alleged dealings with Russia.

That was a big mistake.

Acosta seemed to be trying to excuse his network for making an honest mistake when Sanders totally unleashed on him.

Here’s the exchange:

ACOSTA: “Journalists make honest mistakes, and that doesn’t make them fake news.”

SANDERS: “When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them. Sometimes, and a lot of times, you do not.”

ACOSTA: (ties to interject)

SANDERS: “I am sorry — I am not finished. There’s a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposely misleading the American people. Something that happens regularly.”

(A different reporter tries to interject)

SANDERS: “I am not done. You cannot say that it is an honest mistake when you are purposely putting out information that you know to be false or when you’re taking information that hasn’t been validated, hasn’t been offered any credibility, and has been continually denied by a number of people, including people with direct knowledge of an instance. This is something — I am speaking about the number of reports that have taken place over the last couple weeks. I am simply stating that there should be a certain level of responsibility in that process.”

ACOSTA: “This is not the line of questioning that I was going down, but can you cite a specific story that you say is intentionally false that was intentionally put out there to mislead the American people?”

SANDERS: “Sure, the ABC report by Brian Ross. I think that was pretty misleading to the American people, and I think that it’s very telling that individual had to be suspended because of that reporting. I think that shows the network took it seriously and recognized that it was a problem.”

ACOSTA: “The accusations … I wanted to ask a question. Once and for all —”

SANDERS: “Jim, I’m going to say once and for all, I am moving on … and I’m not taking another question from you at this point.”

H/T Independent Journal Review

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