White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held an on-camera press briefing today where she took questions from reporters all over the room.
She also introduced two military heroes that she and President Trump wanted to honor in front of everyone.
“Before taking your questions today, I’d like to introduce you to a few special guests we have here with us in the briefing room. Retired Marine Corps Sergeant John Peck and Staff Sergeant Liam Dwyer both served combat deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The president met both of them recently at Walter Reed.
Sergeant Peck suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq during his first tour of duty. Then, after two years of therapy, he reenlisted and deployed to Afghanistan. While there, he stepped on an IED and lost both arms and legs. He spent two years at Walter Reed, and in 2016, received a double arm transplant. He is now doing physical and occupational therapy at Walter Reed, and doing incredibly well.
Staff Sergeant Dwyer endured a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq, but he re-upped, and later, went to Afghanistan. While there, he stepped on IED, resulting in the loss of his left leg and severe injuries to his right arm, leg and torso. Doctors were able to save his limbs and reattach them through over 50 surgeries. And after previously spending four years at Walter Reed, he is back there to receive additional surgeries in the coming months.
Thank you both for your service, and for inspiring us all with your bravery, sense of duty and resilience. These men represent the very best of America, and remind us why it’s so important to make sure our great veterans get the care they deserve.”
After Sarah concluded the 20 minute briefing, she thanked the reporters for their time and said goodbye.
Just as she was leaving the room, CNN’s Jim Acosta yelled out at her that she has ignored CNN’s questions for the last three briefings.
Acosta is constantly accusing Sarah of singling him out because of his affiliation with CNN, but it is important to note that Sarah makes a concerted effort of calling on everyone equally and it’s ridiculous to accuse her ignoring him on purpose.
Sarah responded on Twitter with a brutal takedown
“Courage isn’t taking “a question from CNN,” Jim. Courage is combat veterans Sgt. Peck and Staff Sgt. Dwyer – the two heroes at the briefing. #itsnotaboutyou“
Maybe Acosta should be a little less combative in future briefings if he wants to get called on! Do you agree?
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