White House Accuses Reporter Of Wanting “More TV Time” For Asking About Treatment Of Migrant Children

Mediaite reports:

CNN contributor Brian Karem yelled at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders during a briefing about the practice of separating immigrant children from their families as a deterrent. “Don’t you have any empathy? Come on, Sarah. You’re a parent. Don’t you have any empathy for what these people are going through?” he pressed, his voice raised. “They have less than you do. Come on, seriously.”

“Settle down. I’m trying to be serious but I’m not going to have you yell out of turn,” Sanders replied. “These people have nothing,” he persisted. “I know you want to get more TV time but that’s not what this is about,” Sanders said. “Honestly, answer the question,” Karem insisted. “It’s a serious question. They have nothing, they come to the border with nothing, and they throw children in cages. You’re a parent. You’re a parent of young children. Don’t you have any empathy for what they go through?”