White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took some brutal questions on Tuesday relating to her blatant dishonesty at the world’s busiest podium. One of them was:
“Why should Americans be able to trust that what they hear from this White House is the truth? asked a reporter.
Huckabee interrupted him in the middle of his questioning after he mentioned that the “president keeps saying things that aren’t true,” telling him to: “stick to the question, sorry.” She added flippantly: Can we get there? meaning the end of the question.
She then defended herself as a genuinely “honest” person.
“I think you all know I’m an honest person who works extremely hard to provide you with accurate information at all times,” Sanders told reporters.
She then took thinks a step further:
“Frankly I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s and I think in large part that’s because you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president than reporting the news,” she said.
She went on to say that all the media does is “tear her down,” before stopping any further line of questioning on that subject.
The White House reporters in the room were pressing her on President Trump’s lawyers conflicting statements that differed from hers, and they were simply trying to reconcile the answers.
Huckabee didn’t provide any straight answers on this, but rather talked about her credibility in a general sense. That’s a problem.
She previously said that President Trump did not dictate Donald Trump Jr.’s statement about the Trump Tower meeting, but we know that’s not true. He did. President Trump’s lawyers sent a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office saying he did. So, when the reporters brought it up, this was the only response she could muster.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said this has nothing to do with lying, he doesn’t think.
“I don’t think anybody’s lying,” Giuliani said on CNN. “I think a mistake was made.”
When Giuliani said this to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, he said “that’s a lost of mistakes.”