Acosta Asks Sarah If She Has ‘Guts’ To Call Press Enemy, She Blows Him Away

Sarah Huckabee Sanders started her press conference with a tearful statement addressing the mass shooting in Pittsburgh. “Anti-semitism is a plague to humanity…responsible for many of the worst horrors in human history. President Trump adores Jewish Americans as part of his own family,” said Sanders. Well, moments later CNN’s Jim Acosta blasted her, asking, “Shouldn’t you have the guts, Sarah, to state which outlets, which journalists are the enemy of the people?” That’s when Sarah blew him away.

Sarah Sanders (left), Jim Acosta (right) (Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images, YouTube Screenshot)

Sarah Sanders hasn’t given a press conference in 30 days thanks to President Donald Trumps many impromptu pressers in the last weeks. Trump often makes himself available to the press when he is boarding Marine One for a good amount of time.

But yesterday, Sanders stepped back into the lion’s den. Yes, the White House press room is a place where Sanders knows she will be attacked and where she knows her words will be twisted in the leftist press.

Sanders tearfully began the presser, stating, “The American people reject hatred, bigotry, prejudice, and violence.  We are a nation that believes in religious liberty, tolerance, and respect. And we are a people who cherish the dignity of every human life.”

She added, “Today, America grieves for the precious lives that were cruelly stolen. Our hearts ache for every person who lost a loved one. The 11 Jewish Americans who were horribly murdered represented the very best of our nation.”

On President Trump and his reaction, Sanders said, “The President cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for and contributes to our country.  He adores Jewish Americans as part of his own family. The President is the grandfather of several Jewish grandchildren.  His daughter is a Jewish American, and his son-in-law is a descendant of Holocaust survivors.”

Now, that was just a portion of her statement, but you get the mood. Sarah also had to forcefully state the obvious to the majority of leftists in the press pool, “The President is not responsible for these [violent] acts. Again, the very first action that the President did was condemn these heinous acts. The very first thing that the media did was condemn the President.”

These liberal reporters have lost their minds. There are no dots to connect here. President Trump is not at fault for what a lunatic did. These liberal media outlets are pushing a bigger conspiracy theory than anything that has ever appeared on the pages of InfoWars.

So when that buffoon, Jim Acosta, attacked Sarah, she wasn’t going to play. Acosta referred to a tweet by President Trump which says, “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”

Acosta asked, “Shouldn’t you reserve the term ‘enemy for people’ for those who are actually the enemy of the United States rather than journalists?” Sanders said bluntly, “The president is not referencing all media. He’s talking about the growing amount of fake news that exists in the country. The president’s calling that out.”

But Acosta was just getting warmed up, as he took his obnoxiousness to a new level. Acosta rudely begged for a follow-up, saying, “Can you state for the record which outlets that you and the president regard as the enemy of the people?”

Sanders said “I’m not gonna walk through a list. I think those individuals probably know who they are.”

Acosta wondered if CNN was part of the “enemy of the people” list, asking, “Would that include my outlet, which received bombs last week?” Sanders said, “I don’t think it’s necessary … to make a broad generalization of a full outlet. At times, there are individuals the president would be referencing.”

Shouldn’t you have the guts, Sarah,” Acosta asked, “to state which outlets, which journalists are the enemy of the people?” That was it. Sarah Sanders looked at Acosta like he was a pesky rodent and she crushed him like one.

I think it’s irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president, not just blame the president, but blame members of his administration, for those heinous acts. I think that is outrageous. I think it’s irresponsible,” Sarah said, shutting Acosta down and making him look like a fool.

The only person responsible for sending the pipe bomb was the lunatic who sent it. Period.

Jim Acosta loves to make the story about himself. He sees himself as some superhero crusading to expose the evil Trump administration, while the American people see him as a buffoon exposing himself as the enemy and proving Trump right.

He’s so self-absorbed, Acosta somehow thinks he is the victim of the so-called pipe bombs sent to CNN. He is so egotistical that he can’t stop his big mouth, but luckily Sarah Sanders blew him away. Acosta proves the point that the rabid leftist media is the enemy of the people.

Instead of reporting on all the good things Trump has accomplished, they lie and blame Trump for nutjobs who shoot up synagogues and send pipe bombs. Liberals are always putting the blame where it doesn’t belong. People are accountable for their own actions. We see Acosta and his cohorts clearly, and we can thank Sarah Sanders for shutting him down time and time again.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.