Read Sarah Sanders’s statement on CNN’s lawsuit against Trump

"This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against this lawsuit."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in August.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in August. –Evan Vucci / AP

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement in response to CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administation on Tuesday, labeling the complaint as “more grandstanding,” from the network.

“We will vigorously defend against this lawsuit,” she wrote. “The First Amendment is not served when a single reporter, of more than 150 present, attempts to monopolize the floor.”

The lawsuit comes after a confrontation between President Donald Trump and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during a press conference last week, which resulted in the White House stripping the reporter of his credentials.

Read Sanders’s full statement below:

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