Sarah Sanders' press office lauds Washington Post fact-checkers after Trump called the newspaper 'fake news'
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (left) and President Donald Trump (right). Images via screengrab.

In a press release, the White House Office of the Press Secretary lauded Washington Post fact-checkers in spite of Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the newspaper.


Dave Levinthal, a senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, flagged the ironic press release in a Tuesday tweet.

"The @WhiteHouse Office of the Press Secretary sends out an official statement touting the ace fact-checking efforts of the @washingtonpost," Levinthal tweeted, "which @realDonaldTrump routinely calls "FAKE NEWS" and accuses of fabrications."

"Because, of course," he added.

Levinthal included screenshots of four tweets where the president called the newspaper "fake news" or criticized it, often in conjunction with his criticisms of Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos.