Sarah Sanders Refuses To Say Press Isn't 'The Enemy Of The People'

Trump Retweets Video of Supporters Chanting 'CNN Sucks' at Reporter Jim Acosta

Trump Retweets Video of Supporters Chanting 'CNN Sucks' at Reporter Jim Acosta

And perhaps it's because so much time has passed since his death, or maybe it's because she's felt a burning desire to speak out for so long, but finally, after a lifetime of silence, Alia Ghanem (Bin Laden's mother) has spoken to the media for the first time.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say whether she agrees with President Donald Trump's attacks on the media as the "enemy of the people," getting into a protracted exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta over what she believes are unfair attacks coming from news outlets.

Speaking from the family's large home in Saudi Arabia, Ghanem told journalist Martin Chulov that her son was "very good at school" and "very straight" - until he went to university, where the people "changed him".

According to her, Osama became a different man after meeting several people at the university including Abdullah Azzam, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was later exiled from Saudi Arabia and became Osama's spiritual adviser. "You can call it a cult", the mother recalled.

"Sadly, the threats and harassment aren't stopping, journalists get them every day", Tur said, noting that the vitriol has only increased since Trump urged his crowds to yell and scream at the press during his rallies on the campaign trail.

But did she ever suspect that he might become a jihadist? "I don't want to go through that again. Why would he throw it all away like that?"

More prominently, though, Bin Laden is remembered by his family - many of whom still have a great deal of influence in Saudi Arabian society.

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Sanders instead bashed news organisations' approach to various issues, including how she was treated by the comedian Michelle Wolf at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, saying the correspondents' association "brought a comedian up to attack my appearance".

She continued, "And when you're mocking them at the same time, the war - which you just used that term -there are two sides to this; Americans in the middle of the country feel like the press don't respect them".

"I am very proud of him in the sense that he was my oldest brother. They tried as much as they could to maintain control over the family".

"We thought everyone was over this", Hassan told The Guardian.

"That being said, I think we talk too much about it because I think that the common decency piece of this has less to do with the press and more to do with everything".

Reflecting on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, which saw nearly 3,000 people killed, he said he was "stunned" by the early reports which came out of America. If Hamza was in front of me now, I would tell him, "God guide you". Think twice about what you are doing.

"It was a very unusual feeling". Don't retake the steps of your father. "Our family overseas all came back to Saudi". "You are entering awful parts of your soul". He was killed in May, 2011, inside a private residential compound in Pakistan during a covert USA operation.

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