>> Hi, everyone.>> Ivanka Trump, on Thursday, asked at a press event whether the media is the enemy of the people, something her father recently referenced in a tweet.>> Do you think that we're the enemy of the people?>>
Sorry?>> Do you think the media is the enemy of the people?
>> No, I do not.>> But hours later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had an entirely different response, digging in her heels and pushing back several times, when asked by CNN reporter Jim Acosta to clarify the Trump administration's position on a free press.>> The President of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people.
His own daughter acknowledges that, and all I'm asking you to do, Sarah, is to acknowledge that right now and right here.>> I appreciate your passion, I share it, I've addressed this question, I've addressed my personal feelings. I'm here to speak on behalf of the President, he's made his comments clear.
>> Their heated exchange, coming after Sanders cited what she felt were unfair remarks directed at the Trump administration, including when she was personally criticized for her appearance by a comedian at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, back in April. Acosta himself was verbally attacked by Trump supporters at a recent rally in Tampa, posting this video on Twitter of the harassment he and other reporters received while trying to deliver their reports.
But later on Thursday, the President came down on the side of his daughter, sort of, tweeting, quote, they asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!
Ivanka's defense of the press came at an event for news site Axios, where she did break with her father, by calling the separation of families at the US-Mexico border, quote, a low point of her White house tenure.