Partisan Clash at Press Conference 📺
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held her first official press conference in a month on Monday. Questions focused on Trump’s statement that “Democrats hate Jewish people.”
Sanders and Acosta
Jim Acosta of CNN, in particular, sparred with Sanders about Trump’s portrayal of the Democrats as anti-Semitic, after Senator Ilhan Omar made comments on Israel that could be taken as anti-semitic. Reporters brought in Trump’s comments on the Charlottesville protestors in August 2017.
Sources on the left focus on the idea that Sanders would not confirmwhether or not Trump believes in his statement that the “Democrats hate Jews,” presenting her unclear answer as a purposeful deflection. Sources also focus on the idea that Sanders deflected blame onto the Democrats, saying that they should answer questions about their alleged anti-Semitism.
Sources on the right state that Trump’s comments that the Charlottesville protesters were “very fine people” were “false.” Breitbart also focuses on CNN’s lack of credibility, describing the “deceptive edits” of a video of Trump leading to an allegedly biased portrayal of the president.
The argumentative interaction between Sanders and Acosta exemplified the aggressive nature of the press conference as a whole, as well as the political polarization now commonplace between Democrats and Republicans, and between the White House and the press.
White House press briefing or boxing match? You be the judge.
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