Kirsters Baish| We have a wonderful White House Press Secretary looking out for us these days. Sarah Huckabee Sanders knows her stuff, and she isn’t afraid to totally roast and reporter that comes after Trump and his administration. CNN’s Jim Acosta keeps on learning this the hard way at press briefings. Tuesday’s press briefing was no different.
The argument that Sanders and Acosta got into was about the term “border defense.” Tuesday’s press briefing came after President Trump’s negotiations with Republicans and Democrats on DACA as well as securing the border between the United States and Mexico.
BizPac Review reported that the briefing came after what they called “an unprecedented move” by President Trump when he allowed the press to come to almost an hour of a bipartisan meeting which took place at the White House. The discussion was on immigration. Almost a dozen Republican and Democrat members of Congress met to negotiate immigration reform as well as border security. Reporters were allowed to observe and even film the meeting, which usually would have been a private meeting.
During the press briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the “wall has to be part of a deal” when it comes to border security. Sanders’s response was epic. She shot back that border security “has to be part of the process,” while it “doesn’t necessarily mean a physical wall.”
Acosta kept on running his mouth, as per usual. He went on, “You understand Democrats are saying they may not be in favor of this kind of deal?”
Sanders didn’t hesitate when she answered, “If Democrats aren’t in favor of protecting American citizens, I think we have hit a sad day in American history. But I don’t believe that to be the case. Because as many of them say as they sat around the table when several of you were in the room, they are committed to border security, they do want it, and most of them voted for it previously before this legislation hit the floor.”
Acosta proved his own stupidity when he simply wouldn’t let the subject go.
Luckily, Sanders was smart enough to tell Acosta, “Jim, I’m not negotiating with you. I’ll let Congress take care of that.”
At the first White House press briefing of the new year, Sanders was questioned about the recent protests in Iran. One reporter questioned if Trump’s support for the Iranian protesters might have caused backlash against them. The question itself was rather strange and didn’t even seem relevant, but Sanders had a great answer.
The Daily Caller reported:
“No, I think one of the big things that even Hillary Clinton outlined in this when she said that the Obama Administration was to restrained in the 2009 protest and said that that won’t happen again. For once, she is right and we agree with her because President Trump is not going to sit by silently like President Obama did. He certainly supports the Iranian people and wants to make that clear.”
It may be a new year, but Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the same old Sarah, and we couldn’t be happier with her. The Trump administration will not stray from protecting the freedoms of American citizens.
NBC News reported on the protests in Iran saying:
The most significant protests in eight years are rocking Iran, with state media reporting Tuesday that the death toll from clashes between demonstrators and security forces had reached at least 20.
Offering his first comments during the six days of unrest, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the “enemies of Iran” of meddling in the country’s affairs.
Hundreds of people have been arrested and activists are taking the rare step of publicly criticizing the country’s religious leaders. They are the largest protests since the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election — which triggered the so-called Green Movement.
State television in Iran made a report on Tuesday that six individuals had lost their lives during an attack on a police station in Qahdarijan. The station reported that the clashes started when rioters tried to steal guns from the police station.
There are so many horrible things going on in our world these days, but the Trump administration is doing their best to keep us protected, even when the left challenges them.