Sarah Sanders spars with CNN’s Jim Acosta over anti-Semitism allegations

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas

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The resolution came after freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that lobbyists for Israel are "loyal to another country", which was considered anti-Semitic.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes questions from the media outside the West Wing at the White House on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC.

'You can be confident, as one of my favorite hawks, ' he said, 'we're going to continue to stand strong for a strong national defense with President Trump in the White House'. "The president has been clear on what his position is - certainly what his support is for the people in the community of Israel". ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Sanders at the first briefing she's held in more than a month.

Sanders told Acosta that Democrats should call out their members by name if they don't want to be aligned with anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Pressed yet again in the briefing on whether the White House holds a view that Democrats hate Jews, Sanders responded, "That's a question you should ask the Democrats".

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"Democrats don't hate Jewish people, that's just silly", Acosta said. Acosta tried to respond, but Sanders cut him off.

"The president has been an unwavering and committed ally to Israel and the Jewish people and, frankly, the remarks that have been made by a number of Democrats and failed to be called out by Democrat leadership is frankly abhorrent and it's sad", she said.

"Essentially suggesting that there were very fine people in the Nazis", Acosta said.

"Just to get back to John and the question about the president's comments about Democrats and Jewish people, isn't that kind of rhetoric just sort of beneath everybody?" "The president has been incredibly clear and consistently and repeatedly condemned hatred, bigotry, racism in all of its forms, whether it's in America or anywhere else, and to say otherwise is simply untrue". On the April 16, 2008, show, Carlson said Michelle Obama "is going to be problem" for then-candidate Barack Obama because she "turns into a sister", Media Matters says, and on August 5, 2008, he said it was "ridiculous" for Barack Obama to think people would attack him for being black, adding, "everybody knows that Barack Obama would still be in the state Senate in IL if he were white". During the now-infamous moment, Acosta refused to pass the microphone to a female White House aide. To coincide with Acosta being allowed to return to the White House, Sanders implemented a series of rules to govern White House press conferences going forward.

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