CNN reporter and Trump’s press secretary go at it in extraordinary briefing
It’s no secret that the Trump administration has a complicated relationship with the media, particularly the press and has labelled them as the enemy of the people.
CNN veteran Jim Acosta addressed this and asked White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to walk back these statements. She stood her ground, firing back at Acosta, reminding him that even his outlet, CNN, have frequently lowered the level of conversation to personal attacks.
Acosta refused to back down and emphasised that, in a room full of the press, it would be significant for her to acknowledge they are not the enemy of the people. Donald Trump has since clarified in a tweet that the enemy is “FAKE NEWS”.
After the exchange, Acosta removed himself from the room in protest.