Things Got Pretty Heated Between Sanders and Acosta at Press Briefing

Jim Acosta gets heckled by huge crowd at Trump rally – while he’s on air

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's mother Alia Ghanem has spoken for the first time on his death in May 2011, describing him as "a good kid who loved her so much".

In a week full of tension between journalists and Trump and Trump supporters, the most heady moment so far came Thursday, when the journalist at the centre of so many attacks from the right (including from the president himself), CNN's Acosta, twice asked Sanders if she would say that the media is not the enemy of the people.

"It would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the press. are not the enemy of the people", Acosta said during the briefing.

Ghanem blamed the people bin Laden met while he attended King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah in his early 20s. "I politely waited and I called on you even after you interrupted me when I called on your colleague". "They got money for their cause", Ghanem said.

However, Osama's half-brother Ahmad said that their mother was still in denial as she still loved her son.

"It never crossed my mind", Ghanem told the newspaper. "Why would he throw it all away like that?" she says.

The Bin Laden family remain one of the most influential families in Saudi Arabia after gaining vast wealth in construction.

Pointing to a portrait of bin Laden's father, she said "He raised Osama from the age of three".

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Sanders and members of the media engaged in a heated exchange during a White House briefing on Thursday with Sanders listing a series of complaints against the press while blaming journalists for inflaming tensions in the US. "She never got to know the jihadist side". "They tried as much as they could to maintain control over the family".

According to Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the head of Saudi intelligence for 24 years, between 1977 and 1 September 2001 (10 days before the 9/11 attacks), "There are two Osama bin Ladens, one before the end of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and one after it".

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.

"We thought everyone was over this", Bin Laden's brother Hassan told the Guardian.

During an appearance on HLN with S.E. Cupp earlier in the day, Acosta had said of the rally: "Honestly, it felt like we weren't in America anymore". If Hamza was in front of me now, I would tell him, 'God guide you.

"It was a very odd feeling".

"... We knew from the beginning (that it was Osama), within the first 48 hours".

"Then the next thing I knew, Hamza was saying "I'm going to avenge my father". Our family overseas all came back to Saudi", Ahmad told The Guardian. On May 2, 2011, bin Laden was shot and killed inside a private residential compound in Abbottabad, where he lived with a local family from Waziristan, during a covert operation conducted by members United States forces. Don't retake the steps of your father.

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