On Monday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his panelists discussed a particularly tense exchange earlier in the day when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lectured CNN’s Jim Acosta over journalists allegedly misleading followers on purpose. The “issue” had become a major topic of discussion spurred on by President Donald Trump’s weekend attacks on a Washington Post reporter for misattributing an image in a tweet that he deleted and apologized for.
Cooper wondered how Sanders could position herself and the White House by extension as being on a moral high ground regarding “fake news” or, in her words, “purposefully putting out information … that hasn’t been validated, that hasn’t been offered any credibility, that has been continually denied by a number of people” given the president’s propensity for lying public.
It’s unclear, the host continued, how the press secretary “has any credibility when it comes to lecturing news organizations” about honesty and correcting lapses in fact-checking when he hadn’t “heard this White House admitting a mistake at all.”
After subsequent reporting revealed that Cooper’s colleague Manu Raju was given an incorrect timeline by a source regarding Donald Trump, Jr’.s communications with WikiLeaks, the network immediately ran a correction — but right-wingers, led by Trump Jr. himself, immediately pounced on the story.
Watch Cooper blast the press secretary for criticizing “fake news” while working for its master below, via CNN.
Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’
President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.
"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.
"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.
"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."
Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author
President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.
Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.
Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution
President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.
"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.
"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.