CNN’s Acosta Slams New Gubernatorial Candidate Sarah Sanders: She Tried to Cancel Me With a Doctored Video
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is quite vilified in much of the country. In her home state of Arkansas, though, she is quite popular. She is going to attempt to capitalize on that popularity by running for Governor of the state.
The former White House Press Secretary made the announcement via a video posted to her campaign website. In the spot, she railed against the usual Conservative complaints like “cancel culture.” Jim Acosta furiously reacted to the video saying that Sanders used a doctored video to try and cancel him.
The CNN reporter was responding to a tweet from Brian Stelter. Stelter wrote, “Predictable anti-media bent to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ I’m-running-for-governor announcement video. She says “I took on the media, the radical left and their ‘cancel culture,’ and I won. As governor, I will be your voice, and never let them silence you.”
Acosta shared the tweet and wrote, “Cancel culture? She won? Sarah tried to ban me from the WH (using a doctored video) and lost in federal court. The Trump appointed federal judge wasn’t buying her lies. This campaign is going to be gaslit.”
Cancel culture? She won? Sarah tried to ban me from the WH (using a doctored video) and lost in federal court. The Trump appointed federal judge wasn’t buying her lies. This campaign is going to be gaslit. https://t.co/Rw4YtAma1U
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 25, 2021
The CNN reporter was referring to an incident that occurred in November of 2018. A Trump staffer attempted to grab a microphone out of Acosta’s hand. The White House banned Acosta from the press pool, saying he had assaulted a staffer and used a clearly doctored video as their evidence. Eventually, the CNN reporter was re-instated.