CNN's Jim Acosta and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Clash

Headline Roundup August 5th, 2018

CNN Reporter Jim Acosta and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders engaged in a contentious exchange on Thursday when Acosta pressed Sanders to denounce President Trump's claims that the media is the "enemy of the people." Sanders' supporters argue that the press is unfairly biased against the Trump administration, while Acosta's supporters say that the White House is continuing to foment unjustified anger towards reporters.

CNN's Jim Acosta and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Clash

From the Left
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When President Trump derides the media as the enemy of the people — as he's doing more frequently — he's not just spouting off his momentary frustration. He's stating official White House policy.

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From the Right
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders used her nationally televised press briefing Thursday to say some very important things about the round-the-clock unrelenting criticism of the president and his team coming from the Trump-hating mainstream media.

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From the Center
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Following an intense exchange with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, CNN reporter Jim Acosta said Thursday that the White House "has lost sight of" the fact that the press is not an enemy of the U.S.

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