White House press secretary Sarah Sanders knocked CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday and accused his network of reporting opinion rather than the news.
Sanders touted the strong economy and President Trump’s recent legislation benefiting veterans during an interview with Cuomo, and Cuomo wondered if the president’s contention with the media is sustainable.
“Do you think that by saying, ‘We stink,’ that we don’t like veterans, that we are bad for America, the president says we are enemies of America, do you think that that works for you long-term?” Cuomo asked.
“What I think is important to remember is that you guys get to ask the questions, but you can’t always complain about the answers,” Sanders shot back. “You constantly ask the same question over and over and over again and expect different answers and then get mad when the answers don’t change.”
Sanders continued to criticize CNN and alleged that they have avoided reporting the news in order to constantly attack the president.
“Unfortunately, you guys quit reporting the news. When I can read a news story and I have no idea what side of the story the reporter is on, that’s a good news story,” she said. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find a lot of news that looks like that.”
Cuomo bristled at Sanders’ suggestion that he is an opinion journalist and claimed that she doesn’t answer the public’s questions during White House press briefings.
“I answer questions all day, every day,” Sanders retorted. “It’s what I spend every minute of the day doing. It’s why I’m sitting here at 9 o’clock at night answering questions to you.”