Sarah Sanders Slammed For Posting Edited Video Of CNN’s Jim Acosta After Intern Tried To Grab Mic

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 07: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a news conference a day after the midterm elections on November 7, 2018 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Republicans kept the Senate majority but lost control of the House to the Democrats. (Photo by Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images)

Sarah Sanders Slammed For Posting Edited Video Of CNN’s Jim Acosta After Intern Tried To Grab Mic

The White House press secretary tried to claim the CNN reporter engaged in "inappropriate behavior" during press conference.

Published November 8th

Social media is calling for Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ resignation after she shared a clearly doctored video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta chopping at a White House intern’s arm as she tried to take a microphone away from him.

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    The White House press secretary tweeted the video, which many claim came from the extremist right wing website InfoWars, and the caption, “We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video.”

    Acosta was reportedly denied access to the White House and his press clearance has also been stripped, according to the Administration. The incident happened during a contentious press conference on Wednesday (November 7).

    Trump called Acosta a “rude” and “terrible person” while trying to cut off his questioning. The video of the interaction Sanders posted speeds up when the intern grabs the mic from Acosta to make it look like he struck her arm aggressively.

     

  2. Here's what Sanders tweeted
  3. Here's what actually happened
  4. Social media was outraged
  5. CNN has responded to the incident

    The video Sanders posted was shared hours earlier by Paul Joseph Watson, a personality from InfoWars. The website was banned from many social media sites for abusive behavior.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images

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