White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called-out CNN’s Jim Acosta on Monday, slamming his assertions that President Trump was “tone deaf” on issues relating to domestic violence and sexual misconduct.
“The President’s tweet over the weekend, ‘People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.’ […] Why did the President tweet that over the weekend?” asked CNN’s senior White House correspondent.
“As I just said, and I’ll repeat it again, the President and the entire administration take domestic violence very seriously and believe all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly. He certainly supports the victims of domestic violence above all else,” fired-back Sanders.
“The President’s simply saying there should be a due process that should be followed… I don’t think the President supporting due process is tone deaf. It’s allowing things to be investigated and not a mere allegation to be a determining factor,” she added.
“Anybody here, if they were accused of something, would want the opportunity to go through due process,” said the Press Secretary, shouting down Acosta’s objections.
Watch the heated exchange above.