Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel call for Sara Sanders to be terminated

09 November, 2018, 22:55 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • U.S. President Donald Trump gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta as NBC correspondent Peter Alexander looks on during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC on Nove

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was denied entry to the White House on Wednesday evening following a heated row with President Donald Trump, who called him a "rude, awful person" during a press conference. Acosta made a decision to ask Trump why he seemingly "demonized" the immigrants traveling to the American border at the moment.

The interaction between Acosta and the intern was brief, and Acosta appeared to brush her arm as she reached for the microphone and he tried to hold onto it. Acosta tweeted that Sanders' statement was "a lie".

However, people on social media quickly pointed out that the video is clearly doctored, speed up and edited to falsely make it appear like Acosta placed his hands on the intern in what Sanders called "inappropriate behavior".

Questioning Donald Trump during a press conference after the United States midterm elections, Acosta aggressively pressed for answers, even when the USA president had moved on to other reporters.

As he was heading off to Paris, Trump stopped to talk to reporters and was asked how long Acosta's pass would be revoked.

In a series of tweets later that day, Sanders accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman".


"The fact that the White House Press Secretary is promoting this doctored video is reprehensible and grounds for dismissal", Colbert said. You are a rude awful person you shouldn't be working for CNN. Trump then said he wanted immigrants to "come in legally". "CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you work for them", he said.

If by "respect" Trump means the type of questions that are asked and the way they are asked, the White House is on shaky legal footing. But firing Sanders isn't the only punishment Kimmel has in mind for the woman he called the "Hucka-B.S. machine" - the Jimmy Kimmel Live host has an even better idea about what Sanders should do post-Trump. Go ahead. You're a very rude person the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is awful and the way you treat other people are disgusting.

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration".

"I think Jim Acosta is a very unprofessional man".

"I'm not a big fan of yours, either", Trump replied. Mr. Acosta stated his opinion that the caravan wasn't an "invasion", as Mr. Trump has asserted, instead of asking a question. CNN Communications (CNN's PR Twitter account) released a statement on Twitter that read, "This President's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far".

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