White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on CNN’s Jim Acosta during her briefing this week, saying the correspondent “has a hard time understanding even short sentences.”
Sanders was taking questions from reporters Thursday when she was asked to comment on the Trump administration’s tough approach to immigration, with Acosta pressing her on reports of “children being separated from their parents.”
WATCH: During a tense exchange over immigration policy, White House Press Sec. Sanders tells CNN correspondent Jim Acosta that it is "hard for you to understand even short sentences, I guess." pic.twitter.com/qvGQe3WsIA
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“Hold on Jim, I’m not going to comment on the Attorney General’s specific comments that I haven’t seen,” fired-back Sanders. “I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences, but please don’t take my words out of context.”
Watch Sanders’ fiery exchange above.