Sanders began with a question from Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering, who asked if Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm against CNN this morning because the network’s retraction wasn’t good enough to satisfy the president. Sanders responded that Trump is frustrated by the “constant barrage of fake news,” and she suggested that people should watch the new video from Project Veritas where a CNN producer objects to his network’s coverage of the Trump/Russia investigations.
“There’s a video circulating now. Whether it’s accurate or not, I don’t know, but I would encourage everybody in this room and frankly everybody across country to take a look at it. I think if it is accurate, I think it’s a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can’t be trusted to report the news, then that’s a dangerous place for America.”
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After she accused the media of nitpicking small mistakes by the White House without holding themselves to the same standard, Brian Karem with The Sentinel newspapers in Maryland interrupted her response.
“You are inflaming everyone right here right now with those words. This administration has done that as well….Any one of us are replaceable, if we don’t get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us. You have been elected to serve for four years at least, there is no option other than that,” he said.
“We are here to ask you questions, you are here to provide answers. And what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, ‘See, once again, the president is right and everybody else is just fake media.’ Everybody in this room is only trying to do their job.”
Wow. This entire exchange at the WH briefing. Must watch. https://t.co/ZxEEe6e31P
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 27, 2017
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 27, 2017
Reporter goes after Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sanders after she spent several minutes decrying “fake news” and anonymous sources pic.twitter.com/abaGGg0q4j
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) June 27, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders just called the Russia story a hoax and she was CALLED OUT FOR IT. pic.twitter.com/Qh0fuQKLtr
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) June 27, 2017