Conservative writer Ben Shapiro on Thursday criticized White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she suspended press credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Sanders says she took the punitive measure against CNN’s chief White House correspondent for “placing his hands” on an intern who tried to take the microphone from him during a press conference with President Trump on Wednesday.
“This is not what happened,” Shapiro replied to a tweet from Sanders, in which she said that Acosta was banned for “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”
“You could have banned him simply for refusing to abide by any of the normal rules of the press room,” Shapiro wrote. “No need to state something happened that didn’t.”
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