She's gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise and a contract with I think CNN.
The White House originally claimed that Acosta placed his hands on an intern who tried to take a microphone from him.
Sanders released a statement from the White House after the incident, stating, "President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration".
The White House Correspondents' Association said it "strongly objects to the Trump administration's decision to use U.S. Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a hard relationship". The reporter was in the midst of a terse back-and-forth with Trump, whom he was trying to ask a question about a migrant caravan heading for the U.S.
Instead of answering the question, Trump said, "What a stupid question you asked. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing", Trump said of Ryan on Friday.
"The fact that the White House press secretary is promoting this doctored video is reprehensible, and grounds for dismissal".
Ryan said in a tweet that she has "the most respect for the Office of the President" but will "continue to ask the questions that affect America, all of America".
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Reacting to the incident, CNN lambasted the ban as retaliation and accused Sanders of lying. We stand by our statement ", Sanders said .
When Acosta attempted to return to the White House later on in the day, he was instructed by a secret service member to hand over his press credentials.
The president said that the bad blood between him and the media was the fault of journalists showing insufficient deference.
And CNN has slammed the White House for its actions.
Kimmel called for Sanders' dismissal on Thursday, but not before giving her one bit of backhanded praise: "I think this also might be the first time I've seen Sarah Sanders take the woman's side on any subject, ever-so, good for her". "You shouldn't be working for CNN", he said. She said on the network that the three presidents she covered prior to Trump may not have liked every question she asked, but understood why she did so.
In a tweet posted soon after Trump's comments, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said: "This is a threat straight out of an authoritarian playbook".
Trump soured on Sessions after the former senator recused himself from overseeing the FBI's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
"I mean, she intentionally disseminated doctored video footage to discredit a reputable journalist", Kimmel stated. The decision came after months of tension between the two men and reports Tillerson had privately called Trump a "moron".