As you’ve probably heard, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders revoked Jim Acosta’s “Hard Pass” White House Press Credential last night. Sarah said Acosta “putting his hands” on the White House Intern during the Press Conference was the reason.
The CNN reporter responded last night by calling Sarah Huckabee-Sanders a liar and denying that he made physical contact.
Here’s what he tweeted.
This is a lie. https://t.co/FastFfWych
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 8, 2018
However, Sarah quickly responded by Tweeting the actual video that shows he not only refused to give up the mic, but he forcefully pushed away the young female intern’s arm.
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912yAdvertisement
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
Not surprisingly, CNN and others claimed the video she Tweeted was somehow doctored or from an unreliable source.
So other outlets Tweeted out a version that is not zoomed in at all. How will CNN deny this?
Is it ‘assault’ like some claim, probably not. But is it inappropriate physical contact and disrespecting the authority of a young White House Staffer who is just trying to do her job? Absolutely.
CNN’s Jim Acosta Karate Chops White House Staff Member While Refusing To Give Up Mic pic.twitter.com/xc8KEswftC
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 7, 2018
Despite this clear evidence, Acosta went on CNN last night and denied even making contact at all.
Conveniently, they don’t play the full clip on CNN, but someone synced up Acosta’s denial with the actual video here:
CNN’s Jim Acosta told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he *never* touched the female White House aide that tried to take the mic away from him.
CNN showed the clip but edited out the part where he clearly touched her.
Cooper offered no pushback on Acosta’s blatant lie. pic.twitter.com/65rP9xWWyI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 8, 2018
Even if you don’t think this is “assault,” could you imagine if a conservative reporter treated an Obama staffer this way? There would be calls for his resignation.
If Jim Acosta wants to be treated with respect, he needs to start acting like an adult instead of a petulant child.