We have now reached complete lunacy in the country, and here is why.
Well, leftists are now blaming the female White House intern for assaulting Jim Acosta.
No, we’re not making this up.
From The Daily Wire:
Co-host Sunny Hostin of “The View” actually said Thursday that the poor White House intern who tried to take the mic away from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta as he grandstanded during a press conference was the one who did the assaulting.
On Wednesday, Acosta got into yet another one of his narcissistic exchanges with President Trump that became so heated that Trump told him to sit down. When the White House intern came by to do her job by retrieving the mic, Acosta refused to give it up and lightly pushed her arm down. Later, the White House pulled his press credentials.
“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet Wednesday. “We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”
“Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today,” Sanders continued. “Only they would attack the President for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question.”
“This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question,” she stated. “President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.”
Jim Acosta has asserted his innocence and accused the White House of lying. “I didn’t put my hands on her or touch her as they’re alleging. It’s unfortunate the White House is saying this,” Acosta said on CNN Wednesday. “I think I handled myself professionally.” …
However, Sunny Hostin of “The View” is putting all the blame on the White House intern, whose job it was to take the mic away from unruly reporters like Acosta.
“What I saw was a battery, not by Jim Acosta, but by the young White House aide,” Hostin said on the ABC show on Thursday, according to The Hill.
Hostin said she does not blame the intern for the situation, but asserted she should not have tried to take the mic away, even though that is her job and President Trump (her boss) said to Acosta “that’s enough.” …
Take a look at the video yourself.
REPORTER’S WHITE HOUSE CREDENTIALS SUSPENDED: Just when you thought the White House's relationship with the media couldn't get worse, yesterday's press conference happened — the co-hosts react to Pres. Trump's confrontation with CNN's Jim Acosta. https://t.co/OlR3TjWXeb pic.twitter.com/usPNGQ0tRy
— The View (@TheView) November 8, 2018