Sarah Sanders releases footage of the alleged "chop"

Submitted by MAGA Student

Posted 10 days ago

Did Jim Acosta act inappropriately at the White House when he refused to give back the microphone to the White House intern? Sarah Sanders is letting people decide for themselves.

"We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video," tweeted Sanders.

https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1060374680991883265



Some are saying this "chop" is evidence that Acosta touched the woman:

https://twitter.com/DanielHT23/status/1060375874762092544



Jim Acosta's White House press passed has been revoked. It's unclear when he's getting back access.

Statement from the Press Secretary:

"President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter's colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history. Contrary to CNN's assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President's support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not being supportive of a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of an hour and a half — including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it is an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration. As a result of today's incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice." Sarah Sanders

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