Late night host Jimmy Kimmel is calling for the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she shared doctored video of the recent incident between Jim Acosta and a White House intern on her official Twitter account.
It was far from the first clash between President Donald Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta, but on Wednesday the pair's verbal sparring took a turn for the dramatic when a White House intern was thrown into the mix.
Following the incident the Trump administration characterized the brief collision as assault and revoked Acosta's White House Press credentials.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later posted a video of the encounter in a series of tweets defending the decision, but the video Sanders posted was an edited version, believed to have come from far-right website Infowars.
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior cl… https://t.co/xLP6P2Mm9k— Sarah Sanders (@Sarah Sanders)1541647999.0
Now late night host Jimmy Kimmel is saying Sanders "should be fired" for sharing the video.
Team Trump Spreading Doctored Jim Acosta Video www.youtube.com
During his opening monologue talked about the doctored video and what he called Sanders' "Hucka-B.S. machine."
"Jim Acosta clearly never touched that White House intern. That's just a lie. And I think this also might be the first time I've seen Sarah Sanders take the woman's side on any subject, ever. So good for her. Baby steps! But she should be forced to resign for that."
Afterwards Kimmel called for Sanders to be fired for sharing the video. "She's the White House press secretary, she should be fired for that. Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired and sent to live in a Joanne's Fabric store for all the rest of her days."
Kimmel was not the only one calling for Sanders removal as those reacting on Twitter felt she should resign.
@PressSec It’s been long enough for you to know you posted a doctored video. Delete it. Apologize. Resign.— LK (@LK)1541795172.0
@PressSec #RESIGN shameful dishonest behavior. I get that it’s the norm nowadays at the WH but that’s no excuse. RESIGN.— Amanda Stack (@Amanda Stack)1541797865.0
@PressSec #ResignSarahSanders— nooneinparticular (@nooneinparticular)1541802693.0
While the irony of "fake news" coming from the White House was just too much for some.
@PressSec HOW THE HELL IS THIS STILL UP ON AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT CHANNEL?! THIS IS LITERALLY THE “FAKE NEWS” THEY… https://t.co/doOsz034WK— Dan Coopey (@Dan Coopey)1541797369.0
@PressSec https://t.co/gpE6Z3218E— David Begor (@David Begor)1541797194.0
But it is what many have come to expect from the Trump administration.
@PressSec I knew the Trump administration was low. But using an obviously DOCTORED video to revoke a press pass bc… https://t.co/UcB6ZPyqBJ— Meredith Gierhart (@Meredith Gierhart)1541795259.0
@PressSec Proven doctored video by press secretary lowest of lows shame on them— ray madore (@ray madore)1541806392.0
@PressSec https://t.co/bu04u3xwH3— GiftWrapChic (@GiftWrapChic)1541816320.0
And more than likely Sanders will be right back at it again tomorrow.
@PressSec https://t.co/SZGw70lxaL— Groundhog Infrastructure Week (@Groundhog Infrastructure Week)1541816275.0