White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday refused to say why she misled the American people when she claimed President Donald Trump did not “dictate” a letter in an attempt to absolve his son, Donald Trump Jr., after it was revealed members of the Trump campaign held a meeting with Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.
At Monday’s White House press briefing, one correspondent noted that a leaked letter from Trump’s legal team revealed that Sanders had falsely claimed to reporters in 2017 that Trump did not “dictate” the letter.
“If you say one thing from the podium, that it wasn’t dictated by the president,” Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey asked, “as long as you are saying something entirely different and contradicting, how are we supposed to know what to believe? How can we believe what you’re saying from the podium if his lawyers are saying it’s entirely inaccurate.”
Sanders, however, declined to answer the question, instead referring it to Trump’s outside attorneys.
But Dawsey pressed: “You literally said, ‘He did not dictate.’ The lawyers say he did. What is it?”
“I’m not going to respond to the letter from the president’s outside counsel,” Sanders stated robotically. “I would refer you to them for comment.”
Watch the video below from CNN.
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.