Acosta said. “I think it would be a good thing if you were to state right here at this briefing that the press, the people who are gathered in this room right now, doing their jobs every day, asking questions of officials like the ones you brought forward earlier are not the enemy of the people. I think we deserve that.”
But Sanders did not do so."
Jim Acosta, chief reporter and instigator at CNN, tried to badger Sarah Sanders into saying the press is not the enemy of the people. She refused and went on to say this:
“The media has attacked me repeatedly… When I was hosted by the correspondence association you brought up a comedian to attack me. As far as I know I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection,” she continued. “The media continues to ratchet up the verbal assault against the president and everyone in this administration and certainly we have a role to play but the media has to role to play for the discourse in this country as well.”
Good for her! Why should she allow him to goad her into saying something she doesn’t believe (and for good reason!). He repeatedly cut into her response and tried to talk over her even though she allowed him to have his say and ask his question. Some people accuse Trump of lack of protocol, but this is a prime example of how rude and disrespectful the left can be toward people they don’t agree with.