On Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders held a press briefing. However, for the third time in a row, she did not call CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta.
Acosta quickly took to Twitter after the briefing to complain about not being called on for the “third press briefing in a row” and sarcastically added, “#courage.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 5, 2018
Sanders responded to Acosta’s tweet with an explanation of what real “courage” is.
She insisted “courage isn’t taking ‘a question from CNN.'” Real courage, she said, is “combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing.” She added the hashtag “#itsnotaboutyou.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 5, 2018