Sarah Sanders has a very difficult job. She does it with such grace it is a wonder she hasn’t done it before.
In other words, she handles the press like a natural as she did here.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday refused to condemn the jeers and insults that reporters who cover Trump rallies regularly face from the President’s supporters.
Instead, while she said President Donald Trump supports freedom of the press and “does not support violence against anyone,” she also pointed the finger at the media for acting unethically and reporting inaccurate information.
“The president as I just said does not support violence against anyone or anything and we’ve been very clear every time we’ve been asked about that. When it comes to the media, the President does think that the media holds a responsibility. We fully support a free press, but there also comes a high level of responsibility with that,” Sanders said.
“It’s a two way street,” she added. “We also ask that people act responsibly and report accurately and fairly.”
Pressed further, Sanders again refused to condemn the behavior Tuesday night of Trump supporters who jeered at reporters, notably CNN’ Jim Acosta, while they were trying to do their jobs.
“While we certainly support freedom of the press, we also support freedom of speech,” Sanders said.