There doesn't seem to be a day that goes by without someone in the White House saying something down right bizarre or frankly offensive. This time, it's the turn of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sanders was speaking at an on-camera press briefing from the White House on Wednesday, her first for over a month, during which she was asked a flurry of questions about president Trump's ridicule of Dr Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, which he engaged in at a rally in Mississippi earlier in the week.
During the rally, Trump mocked Blasey Ford's testimony, suggesting that it was strange that she could only remember the fact she'd had 'one beer'. He also added:
And a man's life is in tatters! His wife is shattered. His daughters are shattered...
They destroy people. They want to destroy people. These are really evil people!
When CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked Sanders about the president's words, the two engaged in a heated exchange which saw Sanders accuse the journalist of not stating facts.
During the briefing, Acosta asked Sanders:
Do you think that Judge Kavanaugh is the victim in all of this?
Sanders then responds:
I think both Dr Ford and Judge Kavanaugh are victims at the hands of the Democrats.
She then continued that she thought it was crucial to look at the details of both testimonies, and that she thought that the Democrats had 'exploited' Dr Ford for their own gain.
Acosta then hit back wondering whether Sanders had any issues with Trump's widely criticised comments about Ford.
In response, Sanders seems to accuse Acosta of reporting fake news. She said:
I don't have any problem stating the facts, no...
I know that's probably something you do have a problem with but we don't.
Wow, so she literally just called him a liar. Acosta then hits back:
Actually, Sarah, we do state the facts and I think there have been many occasions when you don't state the facts if I may respond.
Many praised Acosta's blunt riposte.
Jim Acosta just told Sarah Sanders she is a liar.
Jim Acosta is damn good journalist and more people from the WH p… https://t.co/C2m6kot1QY
Supreme Court Judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by three women. Dr Christine Blasey Ford testified against him before the Senate Judiciary on 27 September, which led to the Senate ordering a week-long FBI investigation into the allegations.
The results of the investigation are expected this week. Kavanaugh denies all allegations of sexual assault.