(National Sentinel) ‘Not About You’: White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders hit back at CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta after he was rude to her following a press briefing on Monday.
Sanders had brought two wounded U.S. combat veterans who were advocating to make it easier for vets to receive funding for experimental medical treatments. Both men were leg amputees.
At the end of her briefing, Sanders wrapped things up by thanking the press pool and turned to the veterans and said, “I’m gonna let these guys take a break, thanks guys.”
As she and the veterans exited the podium, Acosta stood and shouted at her that it was the third briefing in a row where she had not taken a question from CNN.
“Sarah, can I ask a question? Sarah, that’s the third briefing you’ve not taken a question from CNN,” Acosta shouted.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 5, 2018
Sanders’ tweet in response directly challenged Acosta’s definition of “courage.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 5, 2018
“Courage isn’t taking “a question from CNN,” Jim. Courage is combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing. #itsnotaboutyou,” she tweeted.
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