The major topic of the day was the Trump administration’s efforts to secure the 2018 midterm election.
Near the end of the briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta went on a long rant about the president referring to some in the media as “enemies of the people.”
Acosta demanded that Sanders explicitly state that the media is not the enemy of the people. As her position is to express the president’s views and not her own, she did not do as Acosta demanded.
Acosta later tweeted that he left the briefing in protest before it ended.
The original briefing was about 45 minutes long, but we’ve cut it down to the highlights which need just over 13 minutes of your time.
Highlights from the White House Press Briefing on 8/2/18