After White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave her first briefing in 42 days on Monday, CNN journalist Jim Acosta suggested that the reason why there haven't been many press conferences lately lies in Sanders' fear that she may be asked legal questions about President Donald Trump which could get her in trouble.
The exchange was prompted after NBC's Hallie Jackson initially asked Sanders if Trump truly believes that "Democrats hate Jews", following Trump's declaration last week that Democrats are "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish". That's according to a person who heard the comment but spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private remark.
She tried to compare Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to Republican Steve King, lost his committee assignments as a result of racist statements, but Karl noted that the president himself "has not condemned" King.
President Trump also attacked the Democratic party, saying that they "hate Jews, I don't at all understand how Jews vote for the Democratic party".
When Sanders tried calling on another reporter, Acosta kept firing questions away, reminding the press secretary of when Trump said there were "fine people on both sides" following the Charlottesville protest where a white supremacist domestic terrorist plowed his auto into a crowd of people, killing one woman. "Isn't that kind of rhetoric just sort of beneath everybody?" We know he's lied at least twice in that hearing. "The incident that happened, I don't think our colleague is anti-Semitic", Pelosi said.
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"I'm trying to answer", Sanders snapped.
Sanders responded that it's a shame Democrats won't come together and condemn anti-Semitic remarks.
"Just to get back to [Karl] and his questions about the president's comments about Democrats and Jewish people". "The president has been clear on what his position is, certainly what his support is for the people and the community of Israel".
"That's not at all what the president was stating", Sanders replied. "I think that is a great shame". I think that it's time to stop giving him a platform. "That's just silly. It's not true".