Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a press briefing today at the White House after President Trump finished with his immigration meeting earlier in the day.
Many of the questions of the day were regarding the surprise news that Steve Bannon had stepped down from Breitbart News after his feud with Trump last week.
The other topic of questions had to do with the border wall and border security discussed at the immigration meeting just hours prior to the press conference.
CNN’s Jim Acosta, who has frequently sparred with Sarah on many issues before, was really pestering her today about the border wall and seemed determined to get a rise out of her.
Acosta danced around the question asking whether President Trump wants the wall to be built in exchange for giving DREAMers protection in the United States.
Sarah clarified to him that border security is one of President Trump’s number one concerns and the wall is a piece of that.
“The President wants border security. Just to be clear.”
Acosta went on to ask if border security included the wall at this stage or if the wall could come at a later time.
Sarah reiterated that border security and the wall were covered at the immigration meeting earlier in the day and that she does not have any further comments on that matter.
She then tried to call on another reporter but Jim interrupted and pressed the issue on securing the border.
“Because the safety and security of the people of this country are the President’s number one responsibility and his number one priority when it comes to anything that he does.”
This is where Sarah is getting fed up with the interruptions as Jim presses on. What she says next stunned the whole room and shut Acosta up very quickly.
“Jim I’m not negotiating with you.
I’m going to let Congress take care of that.”
She then moved on to another question and finished the press briefing. Jim Acosta is notorious for starting fights about nothing during these briefings and it’s repulsive!
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