CNN's Jim Acosta claps back at Sarah Sanders for 'twisting his words' in tweet
CNN reporter Jim Acosta (left) and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (right). Image via screengrab.

CNN's Jim Acosta is not afraid to put President Donald Trump's administration in their place. On Thursday, he quickly responded to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter after she twisted his reporting.


Acosta is on the US-Mexico border reporting on Trump's visit and the ongoing government shutdown. Trump has continually said that a wall is critical because there is a "crisis" at the border.

"I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today," Acosta Tweeted.

Sanders responded by tweeting, "When I went with President @realDonaldTrump to the border today I never imagined @Acosta would be there doing our job for us and so clearly explaining why WALLS WORK. Thanks Jim!"

Acosta clapped backed by reminding Sanders of the time she edited a video in an attempt to falsely accuse him of harming a White House intern.

"While I’m glad she didn’t doctor this video, unfortunately, @PressSec is twisting the truth again. As we have been reporting today there are other sections of the border that don’t have walls or slats. Yet, the residents here feel safe," he said.