Ivanka Does Not Believe The Press Is ‘The Enemy Of The People’ But Sarah Huckabee Sanders Disagrees
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a press briefing today, and after national security, intelligence, and law enforcement officials delivered remarks regarding the government’s efforts to thwart any planned or ongoing attack on the 2018 midterm elections, Sanders took questions about the “news of the day.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta, who has recently been the target of Trump supporter’s rage, asked Sanders repeatedly if she would say that the press is not the enemy of the people. Sanders refused the opportunity to support democracy and the free press by stating the press is not the enemy of the people.
Sanders was presented with the fact that first daughter and adviser to the president, Ivanka Trump, clearly said at an Axios forum that the press is not the enemy of the people. Ivanka’s disagreement with her father was pointed out in the briefing. Instead of specifically stating that the press is not the “enemy of the people.” Sanders chose to go on a rant against the press.
She said, “The president is rightfully frustrated.” Sanders continued, “Ninety percent of the coverage on him is negative despite the fact that the economy is booming, ISIS is on the run, and American leadership is being reasserted around the world.”
Sanders claimed that the media did not cover the president’s remarks made in Florida at a workforce development focused event. Of course, that was a false statement as The Washington Post and others reported on the event and the president’s statements.
Sanders continued ranting, “Not only that, before a journalist on CNN claimed that the president hadn’t taken questions in over a week, despite the fact that same journalist did a live shot from the two and two press conference that the president had with the prime minister of Italy just moments after making that accusation.” She added, “It is completely understandable for the president to be frustrated.”
Asked about Ivanka's characterization of family separation as "a low point," Sanders says Trump himself "doesn't like the idea of family separation."
(Trump needlessly implemented a family separation policy! #gaslighting)
Sanders then attacks the media. pic.twitter.com/IP7hVp4dJy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 2, 2018