Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders burned CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta today when it comes to reporting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Here’s more:
Acosta started by recalling President Trump’s comments Tuesday night about Christine Ford, asking “Is there something wrong with the President of the United States mocking somebody that said she was sexually assaulted?”
Sanders replied that Trump “was stating facts laid out in the testimony” and the press only seem interested in checking out Kavanaugh’s statements but not anything offered by the accusers besides the presumption that Ford, Ramirez, Swetnick, and their supporters are, by and large, correct.
Acosta’s second question concerned whether the President views Kavanaugh as “the victim in this,” but Sanders swatted it down by opining that “both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh are victims at the hands of the Democrats.”
When Acosta wanted to keep fighting and Sanders had enough, the latter fired off some a-grade sass:
ACOSTA: Do you have any problem at all with the President’s comments last night?
SANDERS: John, go ahead.
ACOSTA: Don’t have any problem defending the President’s comments?
SANDERS: I don’t have any problem stating facts, no. John.
JON DECKER: Thank you, Sarah. Just five days ago —
SANDERS: I know that’s something you probably do have a problem with but I don’t.