White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shut-down CNN’ Jim Acosta on Tuesday, slamming the reporter as he repeatedly asserted the President was putting illegal immigrants’ “lives on the line” by phasing out Obama’s DACA program.
Trump released a statement about his decision earlier today, but it came after the formal announcement was made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sanders faced a lot of questions about the decision today, and CNN’s Jim Acosta asked why the president decided not to announce his own decision.
“Why did the president not come out and make this announcement himself today?” Acosta asked. “Why did he leave it to his Attorney General? It’s his decision. These kids, their lives are on the line because of what he’s doing.”
She went on to say: “It’s in large part a big part of the legal process. This was deemed illegal by […] just about every legal expert you can find in the country, including many of Obama’s own attorneys,” responded the Press Secretary. “Therefore it would be the Department of Justice to make a legal recommendation and that’s what they did.”
sources: Youtube, Hannity.com