UPDATED 10:25 AM PT — Thurs. Oct. 25, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders backs President Trump’s criticism of the media in wake of the explosive package mailed to CNN.
Speaking with reporters Thursday morning, Sanders slammed CNN by saying the network only focuses on the negative and agreed with the president’s claim the media has a role to play in the current political climate.
She said the first thing the network did was immediately accuse the president of being responsible for the bomb threats targeting Democrats, and went onto call their finger pointing “disgraceful.”
Sanders defended the president by saying he has condemned violence in all forms since day one and will continue to do so.
“Look, there’s a big difference between comments made and actions taken,” stated the press secretary. “The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone no more than Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice last year — the idea that this is at the hands of the president is absolutely ridiculous.”
Sanders said it is important for both political sides to remain civil.