Sarah Sanders cries with CNN's Jim Acosta over anti-Semitism claims

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Sarah Sanders spared CNN's Jim Acosta during the first White House press briefing in 42 days on Monday.

The exchange was prompted after NBC's Hallie Jackson originally asked Sanders if Trump really believes that "Democrats hate Jews", following Trump's statement last week, that Democrats are "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish ". The White House's press secretary refused to respond directly and noted that the president has put his position on the matter in the past.

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"Democrats have had a number of opportunities to condemn specific comments and have refused to do so," Sanders said, referring to the ongoing controversy over the rope. Ilhan Omar for alleged anti-Semitic remarks.

Sanders eventually called Acosta, whom she regularly feuded during previous press meetings.

CNN's chief White House correspondent opened up with a question as to whether Trump was trying to block AT & T's merger with Time Warner. After Sanders said she was not aware of such a conversation, Acosta circulated back to the situation of "Democrats and Jewish people" and asked if Trump's rhetoric is "under" the American people.

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"Do you think the president is going to go into the 2020 campaign at all, that the rhetoric should be lowered? Whether it's democrats, media, immigrants, or just planning to hear the President using the same kind of language, as we heard in 2016 and throughout the first few years of this administration? "Acosta asked.

Sanders replied that it is a shame Democrats will not come together and condemn anti-Semitic remarks.

"I think it's a great shame," Sanders said. "The president has been aware of what his position is, definitely what his support is for the people and Israel's community."

Acosta asked if it "pulls the rhetoric into a debate" when someone says something that is "wisely untrue." Sanders tried to answer, and the CNN correspondent continued to talk about her.

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"Democrats don't hate Jewish people, it's just stupid," Acosta said. "It's not true."

Sanders told Acosta that Democrats should call their members by name if they do not want to be adjusted with anti-Semitic rhetoric. Acosta tried to react, but Sanders cut him off.

"Sorry, Jim," she said before calling the next reporter.

Acosta asked his question anyway and reminded Sanders that Trump once said there were "very fine people" on both sides of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"Essentially, there are very fine people in the Nazis," Acosta said.

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Sanders fired back: "It's not exactly what the president said."

"The president has been incredibly clear in consistently and repeatedly condemning hatred, bigotry and racism in all its forms, whether in America or elsewhere. To say otherwise is simply false," Sanders said.

CNN's Jim Acosta questions US President Donald Trump during his press conference after Tuesday's mid-term US Congress election at the White House in Washington, USA, November 7, 2018. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst - RC189F0AFAA0

CNN's Jim Acosta questions US President Donald Trump during his press conference after Tuesday's mid-term US Congress election at the White House in Washington, USA, November 7, 2018. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst – RC189F0AFAA0

Last year, Acosta's card was banned from the White House after he was involved in a disputed back and forth with Trump during a press conference on November 7. During the now infamous moment, Acosta refused to transfer the microphone to a female white house aide.

Acosta's press card was restored on November 19 after CNN claimed to keep him out of the White House violating the network and Acosta's first and fifth amendments. To coincide with Acosta being allowed to return to the White House, Sanders implemented a number of rules to steer White House press conferences forward.

Last month, Acosta was scolded by Trump during a Rose Garden notice and was then confronted with angel moms in attendance.